James Hallows

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James Hallows
James Hallows c1905.jpg
Personal information
Full name James Hallows
Born (1873-11-14)14 November 1873
Little Lever, Lancashire, England
Died 20 May 1910(1910-05-20) (aged 36)
Farnworth, England
Batting Left-handed batsman
Bowling Left-handed fast, later medium pace
Role All-rounder
Relations Charles Hallows, nephew
Domestic team information
Years Team
1898–1907 Lancashire
First-class debut 9 May 1898 Lancashire v Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
Last First-class 29 May 1907 Lancashire v Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 139
Runs scored 5065
Batting average 28.77
100s/50s 8/23
Top score 137*
Balls bowled 16694
Wickets 287
Bowling average 23.26
5 wickets in innings 14
10 wickets in match 5
Best bowling 9–37
Catches/stumpings 57/-
Source: CricketArchive, 14 November 2008

James Hallows (14 November 1873 – 20 May 1910) was an English first-class cricketer, active from 1898 to 1907, who played for Lancashire. He was born at Little Lever, near Bolton and died at Farnworth.

Hallows was a left-handed middle-order batsman and a left-arm bowler who converted early in his career from fast-medium to medium pace.[1] He played a few games for Lancashire from 1898, but played regularly in 1901 with 1,170 runs at an average of more than 31 runs per innings.[2] He was less successful in the two following seasons, but in 1904, a season in which Lancashire were expected to struggle following the departure of Sydney Barnes, Hallows achieved the all-rounders "double" of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets. Lancashire won the County Championship and Hallows was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1905 edition of the almanack.[1]

In the 1905 season, though his batting remained useful, his bowling fell away and he played only a handful of matches for the county in 1906 and 1907 as his health grew worse: he had epilepsy.

Hallows was the uncle of Charlie Hallows, the Lancashire and England opening batsman of the 1920s.


  1. ^ a b "James Hallows". www.cricinfo.com. Retrieved 14 November 2008.
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding in each Season by James Hallows". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 14 November 2008.

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