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BPL 2023 (2)

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

59y 175d

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)

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test5486161897128*27.10529035.8626null015312
ODI403174235017.6263866.3001nullnull416
FC46569014516861129*30.93nullnull1189nullnull1192128
List A479367926626119*24.09nullnull225nullnull46598
T202111111*-5220.00002011
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test54------------
ODI40------------
FC465null566811/4null68.007.2856.0null00
List A479null000-----000
T202------------
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Jack Russell and Steve Harmison
Geraint Jones chats with Jack Russell
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Jack Russell holding trophy
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Jack Russell behind the stumps 2001 (3)