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James Russell
New Zealand

Full name: James Russell
Nickname: Horse Russeller
Home Town: Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay, NZ
Current age: 25
Major teams: TAB, Taita 2B Red
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm Larsen
Cricketing Hero: Gavin Larsen - The Postman always delivers!
Song that fires him up: Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

Mat Runs Balls RPB 6s Ave Outs +25
Indoor 28 343 316 1.09 7 14.29 24 0
Mat Inn NO HS Runs Ave Ccs +50
Outdoor 10 8 1 15* 30 4.29 3 0
Mat Ovs Runs Wkts ROs RPB Ave SR -Conc 5w
Indoor 28 57 316 21 18 0.79 15.05 19.00 1 0
Mat Ovs Mds Runs Wkts Ave SR ER Best 5w
Outdoor 10 143 15 180 12 15.00 71.50 1.26 5-37 1

James Russell has very dodgy eyesight. He doesn't like bright lights. Or dark lights. Or any kind of lights. Frankly, I think this is just an excuse that he can use to get out of indoor cricket occasionally. The problem that James faces is that he only sits a couple of desks away, so if we're ever a player short, he's always the first guy that I hassle to take part. As a result, he's our second most capped player.

James currently holds the record of 'Lowest Individual Score' having achieved an unprecidented -19 in one particular innings. Fortunately, over the course of the other games that he's played, he's made up for this and has become something of a specialist opening bat for the TAB. He particularly relishes batting first, facing the first ball and giving his troublesome eyesight no time to get used to the overhead lighting conditions.

Andrew Newman August 2007