James Aitchison (cricketer)

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James Aitchison
Scotland (SCO)
James Aitchison
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling type Right-arm medium
First-class record
Matches 50
Runs scored 2786
Batting average 32.77
100s/50s 5/13
Top score 190*
Balls bowled 18
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best Bowling -
Catches/Stumpings 22/0
First class debut: -, 1946
Last first class game: -, 1963
Source: [1]

James Aitchison (born 26 May 1920 in Kilmarnock, Scotland, died 13 February 1994 in Glasgow) was a Scottish first-class cricketer.

Only two other players have appeared more times in first class cricket for Scotland, and he holds the team's record for most career runs and highest individual score.[1] In the match against Ireland in 1959 he batted throughout the first day to make 190 not out.[2]

In club cricket for Kilmarnock he made 18,344 runs with 56 centuries.

He served as a minister in the Church of Scotland for 34 years until his retirement in 1986.[3]

In 2011 he was one of the twelve initial inductees into the Scottish Cricket Hall of Fame.[4]

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