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Simon Francis      

Full name Simon Richard George Francis

Born August 15, 1978, Bromley, Kent

Current age 36 years 7 days

Major teams Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset

Nickname Franco, Guru

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education King Edward VI, Southampton; Durham University

Relation Brother - JD Francis

Simon Richard George Francis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 60 77 33 509 44 11.56 0 0 19 0
List A 70 36 17 240 33* 12.63 0 0 16 0
Twenty20 22 10 5 39 9* 7.80 27 144.44 0 0 2 3 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 60 8583 5595 136 5/42 41.13 3.91 63.1 3 0
List A 70 2929 2644 77 8/66 8/66 34.33 5.41 38.0 1 1 0
Twenty20 22 20 384 628 11 2/22 2/22 57.09 9.81 34.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire at Nottingham, Jul 13-16, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton, Aug 13, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/34, 2*, 0/18, 42 Notts 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Liverpool 11 Sep 2007 Other
3/33, 1, 0/32, 27 Notts 2nd XI v Warwcks 2nd Kenilworth 5 Sep 2007 Other
32, 0/62, 1/42 Notts 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Hinckley 29 Aug 2007 Other
24, 0/37, 24*, 1/18 Notts 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Northampton 22 Aug 2007 Other
1/30 Notts 2nd XI v MCCA U25 Nottingham 20 Jul 2007 Other OD
- Notts v Gloucs Nottingham 13 Jul 2007 FC
3/34 Notts 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Wickford 11 Jul 2007 Other OD
6*, 3/24 Notts 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Richmond 10 Jul 2007 Other OD
0/11 Notts v Yorkshire Leeds 4 Jul 2007 T20
8*, 1/19 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 29 Jun 2007 T20
Profile

Simon Francis, a right-arm fast-medium bowler, made his county debut for Hampshire in 1997 and made a handful of appearances in between Durham University commitments before he moved to Somerset in 2002. He made the most of his move, and in 2003-4 he toured Malaysia and India with England A, having previously been on England Under-17 and Under-19 tours. In 2004 he took the best figures for the county in one-day cricket, 8 for 66 in the C&G Trophy against Derbyshire. But he struggled to hold down a place and was released at the end of the 2006 season. Nottinghamshire offered him another chance and Francis joined the club in May 2007. Like his brother John - with whom he played at Somerset - he also played hockey for England at U-18 level and in his time out of the game took up a career in sales and marketing.
Cricinfo staff May 2007

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Jun 15, 2005

Simon Francis celebrates the wicket of Simon Katich, Somerset v Australians, June 15, 2005

Simon Francis celebrates the wicket of Simon Katich

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Aug 3, 2004

Simon Francis celebrates after taking the wicket of Matthew Maynard, Somerset v Glamorgan, Taunton, August 3, 2004

Simon Francis celebrates after taking the wicket of Matthew Maynard

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Aug 27, 2002

Lancashire v Somerset, 27-30 August 2002 at Blackpool

Agony for bowler Francis as Alec Swann edges a ball wide of second slip

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Tour Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Sep 3-4, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
Northants v Australians at Northampton - Aug 20-21, 2005
Match drawn
Scotland v Australians at Edinburgh - Aug 18, 2005
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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