James Graham-Brown

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James Martin Hilary Graham-Brown (born 11 July 1951) is an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who played for Kent, Derbyshire, Cornwall and Dorset between 1974 and 1991.

Graham-Brown was born at Thetford, Norfolk, the son of Lewis Graham-Brown and his wife Elizabeth Blaxland. He started playing for Kent Second XI in 1972, and made his County Championship debut for the club in 1974. Bowling at a steady pace, he played in 7 matches that season. He played once throughout 1975, scoring a duck against Oxford University. After five games in the 1976 season, in which Kent finished in fourteenth place, Graham-Brown moved to Derbyshire in time for the start of the 1977 season.

Graham-Brown's two years with the Peakites were to prove erratic, but after a healthy stint in the first team he was to give up the first-class game in 1978. Graham-Brown took to Minor Counties Cricket in 1981, playing for Cornwall until 1984, and for Dorset between 1989 and 1991.

Graham-Brown's great-uncle, Lionel Blaxland, played first-class cricket for Derbyshire, primarily between 1932 and 1935.

He recently retired[1] as headmaster of the independent girls' school, the Royal High School, Bath on Lansdown in Bath, and now writes plays under the nom de plume of Dougie Blaxland.[2][3]

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