Full Name

Sidney Edward James Russell

Born

October 04, 1937, Feltham, Middlesex

Died

June 18, 1994, Quebec, Canada, (aged 56y 257d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Education

Ashford Grammar School

TEAMS

Middlesex and Gloucestershire batsman of the 1960s, Sid Russell, died in June after a heart attack while on holiday in Quebec. He was 56. Born in Feltham on Oct 4,1937, Sidney Edward James Russell, educated at Ashford Grammar School, joined the Middlesex staff at 19 and made his first-class debut in 1960, when he went on to pass 1000 runs with his 'somewhat pugnacious, unorthodox style', often displaying aggression. In August he made his maiden century, 129 against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham, a county he was destined to join in 1965 when his five seasons of intermittent cricket with his native county had brought him only one further century, 130, again against Gloucestershire, at Lord's in 1962. His first season after the move to Gloucestershire was to be his best: 1256 runs, albeit at the modest average of 25.12; and he was awarded his cap. Russell managed only one century in the two seasons that followed, however, and 1967 was his last full season. In all first-class cricket he scored 5464 runs at 23.86. A popular figure, he also played football for Brentford - 54 matches at full-back.
Wisden Cricket Monthly

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC14224819546413023.86421410
List A5501316226.200120
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC14223412121/860.503.10117.000
List A58411/41/44.003.008.0000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1960 - 1968
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1967

Photos


Sid Russell