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Eric Russell
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Eric Russell

England

INTL CAREER: 1961 - 1967

Full Name

William Eric Russell

Born

July 03, 1936, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Age

84y 318d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Eric Russell was a tall, classy, elegant opening batsman blessed with a delicate touch which enabled him to excel at the late cut and the leg glance. That correctness also applied to his appearance, and he was always well turned-out with his sleeves rolled halfway up his forearms. In many ways he was the natural successor at the top of the Middlesex order to Jack Robertson. His opportunities were limited by the presence of other openers, most notably Geoff Boycott and John Edrich. In his fourth Test, against Australia at Brisbane, he broke through with a gutsy 70, but immediately suffered a succession of injuries. He made six more appearances in the next two years without establishing himself. After leaving Middlesex he spent two seasons playing for Berkshire. In later years he was instrumental in developing the ground at Shenley into a prestigious cricket venue.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test101813627021.290232040
FC448796642552519334.87411343040
List A58574139012326.2219220
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test102144440---1.83-000
FC4481938993223/2045.1388.0000
List A581290----000
William Eric Russell
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1956 - 1972
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1976

Photos


Eric Russell
Alan Smith appeals for an lbw against Eric Russell