May 22, 1864, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
August 03, 1925, Elwood, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 61y 73d)
Left hand Bat
Left arm Medium
William Bruce was the first Australian southpaw to tour England. Whether opening or in the middle order, he was a real dasher, but his uncertain defence left him vulnerable. He played some fine innings, though, most notably a delightful 80 at Adelaide in 1894-95. He was also a useful medium-pacer, and seven of his 12 Test victims were out bowled. He later became a solicitor. Bruce was found drowned in his native Melbourne in 1925.
Batting & Fielding