Full Name

Bruce Colin Francis

Born

February 18, 1948, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

Age

73y 55d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

An attacking right-hand bat, his cavalier attitude made him popular with player and the public, and his willingness to hit fast bowlers back over their heads was a highlight. His approach worked at domestic level, where he scored freely for New South Wales and in two seasons with Essex, but in Tests his defensive weaknesses were exposed. He made his international debut for Australia in three Tests against the Rest of the World in 1971-72, with little success before breaking his thumb (the matches were subsequently stripped of Test status). His spell with Essex was interrupted when he was picked to tour England in 1972, and he made another Test debut on that trip, playing in the first three matches, again with little reward. After retiring he remained close to the game, and was a key mover in the establishment of World Series Cricket in 1977 and the rebel Australian tour to South Africa in 1984-85.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test350522710.4013737.95004010
FC10919210618321033.971331420
List A50484132610730.1326110
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
FC109171511/1015.0017.0000
List A50000-----000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1968/69 - 1973
List A Matches
Span
1969/70 - 1974/75