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PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
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Jack Russell

England|Wicketkeeper Batter
Jack Russell
INTL CAREER: 1987 - 1998
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Full Name

Robert Charles Russell

Born

August 15, 1963, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Age

60y 201d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Wicketkeepers are often eccentric, but Russell outquirks the lot. Whether he is standing up to the medium-pacers, barking encouragement to his fielders or leaving the ball with a gratuitous flourish, Russell is the character's character. As a keeper he is quick-witted and quick-handed, if sometimes untidy.

As a No.7 batsman he is unorthodox but resolute - his unbeaten 29 in 274 minutes at Johannesburg in 1995-96 is often forgotten. England messed him about, often preferring Alec Stewart for the sake of balance, but after retiring from internationals in 1998, Russell reinvented himself as the hub of Gloucestershire's one-day successes. A painter and a tea addict, forever glued to his battered sunhat, he was anything but a sportsman of his age. His career came to a quiet close when a long-standing back injury forced his retirement. At 40, he was still one of the best keepers in the country, especially standing up.
Lawrence Booth (June 2004)

Jack Russell Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests5486161897128*27.10529035.8626-015312
ODIs403174235017.6263866.3001--416
FC46569014516861129*30.93--1189--1192128
List A479367926626119*24.09--225--46598
T20s2111111*-5220.00002011

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests54------------
ODIs40------------
FC465-566811/4-68.007.2856.0-00
List A479-000-----000
T20s2------------
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Recent Matches of Jack Russell

MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
Gloucs vs Kent60c/0s25-Apr-2004CanterburyList A
Gloucs vs Lbrough UCCE28*1c/0s21-Apr-2004BristolFC
Gloucs vs Kent20c/0s16-Apr-2004BristolFC
Gloucs vs Yorkshire230c/1s21-Sep-2003LeedsList A
Gloucs vs Yorkshire01c/0s & 1c/0s17-Sep-2003LeedsFC

Photos of Jack Russell

Geraint Jones chats with Jack Russell
Jack Russell and Steve Harmison
Jack Russell
Jack Russell holding trophy
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Jack Russell behind the stumps 2001 (3)