Former England keeper Russell sets new world record

Published: Sunday, August 18, 2002, 18:22 [IST]
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London: Jack Russell set a new wicket-keeping world record on Saturday although its one the former England gloveman doubtless wishes he did not have in his collection. Playing for Gloucestershire against Northamptonshire in the second division of the English county championship, Russell did not concede a single bye in the visitors huge total of 746 for nine declared. His effort surpassed the previous first-class record of Tamil Nadu keeper Reuben Paul who did not concede a bye during the Karnataka innings of 716 at Bhadravasti, India, during the 1996-97 season. Russell, 39, also holds the world record for most dismissals in a Test with 11 catches against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1995-96.

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