England versus Australia at Sydney, 1991
Jack Russell made his debut in first class cricket for Gloucestershire in 1981at the age of 17 when still at school. Famed for his eccentricities and floppy white sunhat he turned professional the following year and played in 944 matches before retiring in 2004. He made his England debut in 1987, playing in 94 Interntaional matches before retiring from the national team in 1998.
His first test century was scored against Australia in 1989 and in 1995 against South Africa he broke the world record for dismissals in a test match. His aggressive wicket keeping stood up to the stumps to fast bowlers was the fulcrum of Gloucestershires' golden period of success, winning 6 domestic one day trophies in 5 years, including a triple trophy success in 2000.
Awarded MBE for services to cricket in HM Queen's Birthday Honours 1996.