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John Francis      

Full name John Daniel Francis

Born November 13, 1980, Bromley, Kent

Current age 33 years 239 days

Major teams British Universities, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Loughborough MCCU

Nickname Long John, Franky, Junior

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education King Edward VI, Southampton; Durham University; Loughborough University

Relation Brother - SRG Francis

John Daniel Francis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 57 101 8 2748 125* 29.54 6497 42.29 6 15 32 0
List A 70 65 11 1827 103* 33.83 2635 69.33 1 12 17 0
Twenty20 14 14 4 271 49 27.10 222 122.07 0 0 25 8 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 57 273 164 4 1/1 41.00 3.60 68.2 0 0 0
List A 70 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 2001
Last First-class Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester, Apr 23-26, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Kent v Somerset at Beckenham, Jun 4-5, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Somerset at Northampton, Jul 6, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25 Smrst 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Cardiff 29 Jul 2008 Other
19, 10 Smrst 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Taunton 23 Jul 2008 Other
60 Smrst 2nd XI v Worcs 2nd XI Worcester 14 Jul 2008 Other OD
19 Somerset v Kent Beckenham 4 Jun 2008 LA
49, 18 Smrst 2nd XI v Yorks 2nd XI Todmorden 20 May 2008 Other
13 Somerset v Worcs Taunton 18 May 2008 LA
125 Smrst 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI Taunton 13 May 2008 Other
5, 0 Smrst 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Chester-le-Street 5 May 2008 Other
2 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 2 May 2008 LA
- Somerset v Worcs Worcester 27 Apr 2008 LA
Profile

The younger of the Francis brothers; John is a top-order batsman. Having moved from Hampshire to Somerset in 2004; he has become a more productive player and had his most successful season in 2005 where he amassed 1062 runs at 40.84, including four centuries and a career-best of 125* against Yorkshire. 2006 was a poor year for Francis though as he played only five times in the Championship and failed to reach 150 runs for the season. His sporting capabilities extend beyond the cricket field as he also has a keen interest in hockey, representing England at U-18 level. In the off-season he runs Universal Marquees Limited
Liam Sumsion September 2006

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Sep 30, 2003

Dimitri Mascarenhas and John Francis return after their exciting finish<BR>against Nottinghamshire Outlaws

Victors at Nottingham

© Hampshire Cricket

Aug 6, 2003

The two John's congratulate each other after their winning partnership against the Scottish Saltires

John Crawley and John Francis

© Hampshire Cricket

Sep 22, 2002

Hampshire's John Francis turns the ball to leg to bring up his century against Northamptonshire Steelbacks

John Francis century

© Hampshire Cricket

Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 England 43/1
North Division: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
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North Division: Leics v Lancashire at Leicester
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South Division: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton
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North Division: Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton
Jul 11, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Division: Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval
Jul 11, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Division: Warwickshire v Worcs at Birmingham
Jul 11, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Division: Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton
Jul 11, 2014 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Division: Sussex v Kent at Hove
Jul 11, 2014 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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