James Reid Kerr
|Full name||James Reid Kerr|
|Date of birth||4 December 1883|
|Place of birth||Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland|
|Date of death||19 August 1963(aged 79)|
|Rugby union career|
|Years||Club / team|
|Greenock Wanderers RFC|
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
James Reid Kerr (4 December 1883 – 19 August 1963) was a Scottish sportsman who played both rugby union and cricket for his country. He was also part of the first official British and Irish Lions team that toured South Africa in 1910.
James Reid Kerr was born on 4 December 1883 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the son of Robert Kerr, a Sugar Refiner. After attending Greenock Collegiate and Glasgow University he worked for his father as a Sugar Chemist.
Kerr also played cricket for Greenock as a Right-hand bat. In 279 matches he scored 5,262 runs at an average of 23.08, and he had a top score of 119. He went on to play for Scotland, making only one appearance in 1921. That was against Ireland. In that match he scored 15 runs over two innings. He was also the cousin of the famous Scottish cricketer, John Kerr.
First World War