18 February 1948 |
Mosman, New South Wales
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
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.
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 
- Rodney Hartman, Ali: The Life of Ali Bacher, Penguin, Johannesburg, 2006, pp. 234-43.
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