William Bruce      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 14 26 2 702 80 29.25 0 5 2 12 0
First-class 145 250 11 5731 191 23.97 4 28 102 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 15 988 440 12 3/88 3/92 36.66 2.67 82.3 0 0 0
First-class 145 9642 4244 143 7/72 29.67 2.64 67.4 5 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-5, 1885 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 1-6, 1895 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1882-1904
Profile

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.
Rob Smyth

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1893

The 1893 Australian team to England

The 1893 Australian team to England

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Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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