Full Name

Bruce Nicholas French

Born

August 13, 1959, Warsop, Nottinghamshire

Age

62y 115d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

relations

(nephew)

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test162143085918.1179738.6401371381
ODI1383349*6.807147.880010133
FC36047192716012318.89225817100
List A2961956020264915.000027536
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test16------------
ODI13------------
FC360907011/3770.004.6690.000
List A296000-----000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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