Steve James (cricketer)

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Steve James
Cricket information
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
1985 – 2003 Glamorgan
1989 – 1990 Cambridge University
1993-94 – 1994-95 Mashonaland
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class List A
Matches 2 245 238
Runs scored 71 15890 7040
Batting average 17.75 40.63 34.50
100s/50s -/- 47/58 7/49
Top score 36 309* 135
Balls bowled - 2 -
Wickets - - -
Bowling average - - -
5 wickets in innings - - -
10 wickets in match - - -
Best bowling - - -
Catches/stumpings -/- 173/- 60/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Stephen Peter James (born 7 September 1967 in Lydney, Gloucestershire) is a former English cricketer who played two Tests for England in 1998, making 71 runs in four innings.

He was captain of Glamorgan for three seasons before retiring in 2003 after 17 seasons with the club, aged 35. He played a total of 245 first-class matches, making 15,890 runs at a batting average just above 40, with a total of 47 centuries and a highest score of 309 not out against Sussex in 2000 - which is the Glamorgan record highest score.[1] He scored more than 1,000 runs in a season nine times, with his two most prolific seasons following each other - 1,766 runs in 1996 was followed up with 1,775 runs in 1997, which led to his selection for the England A team before graduating to Test level the following season.

James also played two seasons of domestic cricket in Zimbabwe for Mashonaland.

Since retirement, he made a career as a journalist, initially covering cricket and rugby for the Sunday Telegraph and occasionally writing for the Daily Telegraph.[2] He was removed by the paper just before Christmas 2016,[3] and now writes for The Times.

Rugby career

James was also a successful rugby player with Lydney R.F.C. mainly at the full back position. In a career spanning the 1985/86 to 1995/96 seasons he scored 140 points, including 31 tries, in 81 games.[4]

References

  1. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Records/England/Firstclass/Glamorgan/Batting_Records/Highest_Innings_For.html<
  2. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/columnists/stevejames
  3. ^ https://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/other-bodies/rugby-writers/james-shocked-and-devastated-to-be-axed/
  4. ^ http://www.lydneyrfc.co.uk/2006/past_players.htm

External links


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