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Jack Russell
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Jack Russell

England
Jack Russell

INTL CAREER: 1987 - 1998

Full Name

Robert Charles Russell

Born

August 15, 1963, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Age

57y 271d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

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*27.10529035.8626015312
ODI403174235017.6263866.3001416
FC46569014516861129*30.9311891192128
List A479367926626119*24.0922546598
T202111111*-5220.00002011
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test54------------
ODI40------------
FC465566811/468.007.2856.0000
List A479000-----000
T202------------
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Photos


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