Matches (10)
AFG v IRE (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
PSL 2024 (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
WPL (1)
Durham in ZIM (1)

Full Name

Bruce Nicholas French

Born

August 13, 1959, Warsop, Nottinghamshire

Age

64y 199d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

RELATIONS

(nephew)

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

Bruce French Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests162143085918.1179738.6401371381
ODIs1383349*6.807147.880010133
FC36047192716012318.89--225--817100
List A2961956020264915.00--00--27536

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests16------------
ODIs13------------
FC360-907011/37-70.004.6690.0-00
List A296-000-----000
Bruce French portrait

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ODI

Debut/Last Matches of Bruce French

Recent Matches of Bruce French

MatchBatBowlWktDateGroundFormat
Eng Masters vs Aus Masters41/00c/1s01-Jul-2001NottinghamOTHEROD
Notts vs Leics----2c/0s16-May-1995NottinghamList A
Notts vs Lancashire9--1c/1s09-May-1995ManchesterList A
Notts vs Durham----0c/0s02-May-1995Stockton-on-TeesList A
Notts vs Minor C----3c/0s25-Apr-1995LeekList A

Photos of Bruce French

Bruce French shares a smile with Jos Buttler
England team analyst Giles Lindsay (centre) speaks with head coach Chris Silverwood (left) and wicketkeeping coach Bruce French (right)
Bruce French gets back behind the stumps as Jos Buttler bats
England practise slip catching ahead of the final Test against India
Matt Prior chats with Bruce French, the England wicketkeeping coach
England coaches Andy Flower and Bruce French take an aerial view of proceedings on the final day of England's warm-up in East London