Russell John Warren
After thirteen seasons with Northants, Russell Warren joined the Trent Bridge staff for the 2003 season. An attacking batsman and reserve wicketkeeper, he made his first-class debut for his new County at the end of June, an earlier appearance being ruled out due to injury.
With Read away on international duty, Warren also kept wicket in his first game but with the return of Read, he stayed in the squad purely as a batsman.
His success with the bat in 2003 included three centuries and he averaged 45, but was not so prolific in the Sunday League matches. In his second summer, his record in One Dayers improved, whilst in four day matches he maintained his first season’s effort. With Allyene brought in to act as Read’s deputy, Warren was no longer required as a stand-in keeper.
The arrival of Fleming in 2005 increased the competition for batting places and Warren’s first-class appearances were reduced to nine. Last summer he hit 93 in the first Championship contest, but a succession of low scores found him confined chiefly to the Seconds.