Jack Russell

Country: England
Born: October 07, 1887, Leyton, Essex
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Died: March 23, 1961, Whipps Cross, Leytonstone, Essex, (aged 73y 167d)

Jack Russell Bio

Charles Albert George Russell, known affectionately as Jack Russell, was an exceptional cricket player hailing from England. Born near the county ground at Leyton, Russell had a remarkable career, leaving an indelible mark on the sport.

Russell’s cricketing journey commenced in 1908 when he joined the Essex cricket team, where he displayed his exceptional skills for over two decades until his retirement in 1930. During this period, Russell amassed a staggering 27,546 runs in all matches, which included a remarkable 71 centuries and an average of 41.73. His elegant and masterful on-side strokes were a sight to behold, and while he was not the most aesthetically pleasing player to watch, his dependability and consistency were unparalleled.

The year 1922 stands out as Russell’s best season, where he achieved an astonishing aggregate of 2,575 runs, the highest by any batsman that year. This remarkable feat included nine centuries and an average of 54.78. Among his phenomenal innings was a monumental knock of 273 against Northamptonshire at Leyton in 1921. However, he considered his best performance to be the match against Middlesex at Lord’s in the previous summer. With his score of 197, Russell, along with L. C. Eastman, formed a remarkable 175-run partnership for the ninth wicket, rescuing the team from a precarious position.

One of the most significant achievements in Russell’s career took place during the South Africa Test match in 1923. In this historic match, he became the first English batsman to score a century in each innings. Despite battling illness, he managed to score 140 in the first innings and followed it up with 111 in the second, contributing significantly to England’s victory by 109 runs.

Russell also represented the English national team, earning ten Test caps. In his debut match against Australia in 1920 at Adelaide, he achieved an unbeaten 135, showcasing his immense talent on the international stage. This was followed by remarkable performances in the 1921 Test series, where he scored a century at Manchester and an unbeaten 102 at The Oval. Additionally, Russell demonstrated his prowess in matches between Players and Gentlemen, with his notable innings of 162 at Lord’s in 1922.

Throughout his career, Russell exhibited his versatility and adaptability, scoring centuries against every first-class county, as well as against Australia, South Africa, and the West Indies. He also participated in several outstanding partnerships, including two separate hundred partnerships in a single match for Essex.

After retiring from first-class cricket, Russell continued to serve the sport as a coach and groundman. His contributions were recognized by the cricketing community, earning him honorary membership of the M.C.C. (Marylebone Cricket Club).

On March 23, 73-year-old Russell passed away at Whipps Cross Hospital, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be etched in the annals of cricket history. His consistency, dependability, and remarkable achievements attest to his status as one of England’s finest batsmen. Jack Russell will always be remembered as a true icon of the sport, with his contributions continuing to inspire future generations of cricketers.

Jack Russell Career Stats

Jack Russell Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 18 2 910 140 56.87 - - 5 2 - 1 8 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 437 717 59 27354 273 41.57 - - 71 135 - - 314 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jack Russell Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 437 - 19715 7637 283 5/25 - 26.98 2.32 69.6 - 5 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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