Bruce Francis

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Bruce Francis
Personal information
Born (1948-02-18) 18 February 1948 (age 69)
Mosman, New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 109
Runs scored 52 6183
Batting average 10.40 33.97
100s/50s -/- 13/31
Top score 27 210
Balls bowled - 17
Wickets - 1
Bowling average - 15.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 1/10
Catches/stumpings 1/- 42/-
Source: Cricinfo

Bruce Colin Francis (born 18 February 1948, Mosman, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer who played three Tests on the Australian tour of England in 1972.

Francis was a hard-hitting opening batsman, who played for New South Wales from 1968-69 to 1972-73, Essex in 1971 and 1973, and toured South Africa with the D.H. Robins XI in 1973-74 and 1974-75.

A political science graduate, he helped Kerry Packer organise World Series Cricket, became James Packer's private cricket coach, and later helped organise the "rebel" Australian tours to South Africa in 1985-86 and 1986-87.[1]

Francis also provided a response to the World Anti-Doping Authority's ban on 34 past and present players of the Essendon Football Club against the ruling [2]

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