Jack Russell holds session with Wilson and Hosein

Friday 17th February 2017
Written by Danny Painter

Former England wicketkeeper Jack Russell held a personal session specific with Derbyshire’s glovemen Gary Wilson and Harvey Hosein this week at The 3aaa County Ground.

Russell, who appeared behind the stumps in 54 Test matches for England before retiring from the game in 2004, is offering coaching support and guidance to the county’s wicketkeepers ahead of the new season.

During his playing career, Russell played alongside Director of Cricket Kim Barnett in all four of his Test match appearances for England, and he was also at Gloucestershire with Barnett from 1999 to 2002.

In Jack Russell’s session, the pair worked on keeping drills both up close and further back to the stumps, as well as reaction work and catching drills.

Vice Captain, Wilson said: “I grew up watching Jack, so having someone like him around and being able to pick his brains is great for us. It’s good to have a chat with him and see how he went about things when he was playing.”

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