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Simon Francis

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Full Name: Simon Richard George Francis
Born: August 15 1978 , Bromley
Other teams: Hampshire, Somerset, Nottinghamshire, England A
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium Fast


Francis is a dynamic seam bowler who joined Somerset at the end of the 2001 season after being released by Hampshire, where he had been on the playing staff since 1997. He was a talented all-round sportsman in his youth and played hockey for England at Under 18 level. Attended Durham University and also represented British Universities in 1998 and 1999. He claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in August 2002 when he took 5-73 against Warwickshire in the County Championship. Also made a name for himself with a crucial run out as a substitute fielder in the Cheltenham & Gloucester troph...

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