Full name William Bruce
Born May 22, 1864, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Died August 3, 1925, Elwood, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 61 years 73 days)
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|Test debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-5, 1885 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 1-6, 1895 scorecard|
|First-class span||1882/83 - 1903/04|
William Bruce was the first Australian southpaw to tour England. Whether opening or in the middle order, he was a real dasher, but his uncertain defence left him vulnerable. He played some fine innings, though, most notably a delightful 80 at Adelaide in 1894-95. He was also a useful medium-pacer, and seven of his 12 Test victims were out bowled. He later became a solicitor. Bruce was found drowned in his native Melbourne in 1925.
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