Simon Francis (cricketer)

English cricketer

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Simon Francis
Personal information
Full name
Simon Richard George Francis
Born (1978-08-15)15 August 1978
Bromley, London, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm fast-medium
Relations John Francis (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997–2001 Hampshire
2002–2006 Somerset
2007 Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 60 70 22
Runs scored 509 240 39
Batting average 11.56 12.63 7.80
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 44 33* 9*
Balls bowled 8,583 2,929 384
Wickets 136 77 11
Bowling average 41.13 34.33 57.09
5 wickets in innings 3 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/42 8/66 2/22
Catches/stumpings 19/– 16/– 4/–
Source: CricInfo, 5 July 2023

Simon Richard George Francis (born 15 August 1978) is an English former cricketer, currently Director of Cricket at Warwick School.[1] He bowled right-arm medium-fast and batted right-handed. He made his first-class debut for Hampshire in 1997, making a handful of appearances for the county until he moved to Somerset for the 2002 season. However, appearances for the first XI became less frequent and Francis was released at the end of the 2006 season. He was signed by Nottinghamshire early in the 2007 season, which proved to be his final year in professional cricket.

Francis also toured with England A in India in 2003-04[2] and appeared in one Youth One-Day International, coming in January 1997 on the England Under-19s‘ tour of Pakistan. He also represented England at hockey at Under-18 level.[3]

Francis’s brother, John, is also a former first-class cricketer, having played similarly for Hampshire and Somerset.

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  2. ^ “England A squad for 2003-04 tour of Malaysia and India”. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ “Simon Francis player profile”. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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