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Bruce French      

Full name Bruce Nicholas French

Born August 13, 1959, Warsop, Nottinghamshire

Current age 54 years 246 days

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Nephew - JT Ball

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 21 4 308 59 18.11 797 38.64 0 1 37 1 38 1
ODIs 13 8 3 34 9* 6.80 71 47.88 0 0 1 0 13 3
First-class 360 471 92 7160 123 18.89 2 25 817 100
List A 296 195 60 2026 49 15.00 0 0 275 36
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 360 90 70 1 1/37 70.00 4.66 90.0 0 0
List A 296 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Leeds, Jun 19-23, 1986 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 3-7, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Chandigarh, Jan 27, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 19, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1995
List A span 1977-1995
Profile

A top wicketkeeper in his prime, Bruce French spent two tours as understudy to Paul Downton before being given his chance in 1986. That he kept Jack Russell out of the England team for almost two years on wicketkeeping merit alone is a tribute to his glove work, though his batting never developed as it could have done. He maintained his links with the game as a wicketkeeping coach with England as well as pursuing his passion of mountaineering.
Peter Kirk

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Mar 8, 2014

Bruce French gets back behind the stumps as Jos Buttler bats, Isolation Cricket Club, Barbados, March 8, 2014

Bruce French gets back behind the stumps as Jos Buttler bats

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Aug 17, 2011

England practise slip catching ahead of the final Test against India, The Oval, August 17, 2011

England practise slip catching ahead of the final Test against India

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Jun 15, 2011

Matt Prior chats with Bruce French, the England wicketkeeping coach, Rose Bowl, June 15, 2011

Matt Prior chats with Bruce French, the England wicketkeeping coach

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Essex v Derbyshire at Chelmsford - Apr 13-16
Essex 94 & 425 Derbyshire 154 & 167/5
Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Apr 13-16
Gloucs 304 & 308/9 Hampshire 422
Middlesex v Notts at Lord's - Apr 13-16
Notts 326 & 184/5 Middlesex 439/9d
Northants v Durham at Northampton - Apr 13-16
Durham 452 & 178/5 Northants 378
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton - Apr 13-16
Yorkshire 450 Somerset 530/9
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Apr 13-16
Warwickshire 87 & 471 Sussex 229 & 273/2
Worcs v Kent at Worcester - Apr 13-16
Worcs 224 & 270 Kent 229 & 51/3
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