James Bruce

Country: England
Born: December 17, 1979, Hammersmith, London
Height: 6ft 1in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast

James Bruce Bio

James Thomas Anthony Bruce, the former English cricket player, was born on May 12, 1981, in London, England. Known for his exceptional bowling skills, Bruce made a name for himself in the cricketing world during his career with Hampshire.

Bruce’s journey into cricket began during his time at Eton College, where he showcased his talent as a member of the school’s cricket team. His prowess on the field earned him recognition, leading to his selection for the prestigious Durham UCCE. From 2003 onwards, Bruce donned the Hampshire jersey, marking the beginning of his professional career in the sport.

During the early years of his stint with Hampshire, Bruce embarked on overseas experiences to further develop his skills. He spent winters in Australia, playing for the Balmain Tigers in Sydney from 2002 to 2003, followed by a spell with South Perth Cricket Club from 2003 to 2005. These experiences proved instrumental in honing his abilities and preparing him for higher-level cricket.

Initially favored for limited-overs matches, Bruce quickly thrived and showcased tremendous growth as a player. This led to him being chosen as Hampshire’s opening bowler for County Championship matches, taking over the position vacated by the retirement of the esteemed Alan Mullally. Bruce rose to the challenge with enthusiasm, displaying remarkable performances throughout the 2006 season.

One of Bruce’s standout matches during this period came in June 2006, where he claimed his career-best figures of 5 for 43 against Nottinghamshire at the Rose Bowl. This exceptional performance highlighted his exceptional skill and ability to perform under pressure. As a testament to his contributions, Bruce was awarded his county cap towards the end of the season, accrediting his dedication and success on the field.

Following his exceptional season in 2006, Bruce continued to impress in the following year. His consistent performances solidified his reputation as a dependable bowler for Hampshire. However, just before the start of the 2008 season, Bruce made the surprising decision to retire from professional cricket. He opted to pursue a career in the City, turning his attention to the world of finance and business.

Despite his relatively short cricketing career, James Thomas Anthony Bruce left a lasting impact on the sport, especially with Hampshire. With his unwavering commitment and dedication, Bruce exemplified the qualities of a true professional athlete. The passion and skill he displayed on the field will forever be remembered by cricket enthusiasts and his teammates alike.

Beyond his playing career, Bruce’s impact on the sport extended into the lives of aspiring cricketers. His journey serves as an inspiration to young athletes, encouraging them to strive for greatness in their pursuit of cricket. James Bruce will forever be celebrated as a valuable contributor to Hampshire cricket and an exemplary figure in English cricket overall.

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James Bruce Career Stats

James Bruce Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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FC 49 57 23 243 32 7.14 793 30.64 0 0 - - 14 0
List A 31 15 9 76 19* 12.66 - - 0 0 - - 9 0
T20s 20 6 2 30 12 7.5 29 103.44 0 0 1 1 11 0

James Bruce Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 49 - 6905 4225 124 5/43 - 34.07 3.67 55.6 5 3 0
List A 31 - 1232 976 44 4/18 4/18 22.18 4.75 28 3 0 0
T20s 20 17 288 391 15 3/20 3/20 26.06 8.14 19.2 0 0 0

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