James Tredwell

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James Tredwell
Tredwell shot.jpg
Personal information
Full name James Cullum Tredwell
Born (1982-02-27) 27 February 1982 (age 32)
Ashford, Kent, England
Nickname Pingu, Tredders[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 648) 20 March 2010 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 215) 2 March 2010 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 5 September 2014 v India
ODI shirt no. 53
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001–present Kent (squad no. 15)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 31 140 214
Runs scored 37 69 3,837 1,531
Batting average 37.00 8.42 22.17 17.20
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 3/14 0/4
Top score 37 16 123* 88
Balls bowled 390 1,378 24,617 8,828
Wickets 6 39 352 223
Bowling average 30.16 28.00 35.75 30.95
5 wickets in innings 0 0 12 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 3 n/a
Best bowling 4/82 4/44 8/66 6/27
Catches/stumpings 1/– 9/– 145/– 90/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 12 March 2014

James Cullum Tredwell (born 27 February 1982) is an English international cricketer. A left-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler, he plays his domestic cricket for Kent County Cricket Club and was appointed as County Captain for the 2013 season. He made his debut for Kent in the 2001 season, nine days before his first appearance for England Under-19s. He often fields at slip.

He has been part of the one-day set-up for Kent since 2002, but did not secure a regular place in the first-class County Championship team until 2007, a year after taking his maiden ten-wicket haul. He was selected as part of the England One Day International (ODI) squad to tour New Zealand in 2007–08, but did not make an appearance, as Graeme Swann was preferred. After impressing during the 2009 season with Kent, helping the team gain promotion back to the first division of the County Championship, he was called up during the course of the winter tour to South Africa to both the ODI and Test squads, to provide cover for injured bowlers.

Early career[edit]

Tredwell made three appearances in "Youth Tests" for England's Under-19 cricket team against the West Indies in August 2001.[2] He made his debut in the first Test at Grace Road, Leicester, alongside future Test cricketers James Anderson and Matt Prior.[3] He claimed six wickets during the series, at an average of 32.50.[4]

He was offered a contract with Kent in 2001 after playing for the youth team. He was one of 14 players who were selected for the National Academy in Loughborough in 2003–04, and the subsequent tours of Malaysia and India.[5]

County cricket[edit]

He made his first List A appearance for Kent Cricket Board against Worcestershire Cricket Board in the first round of the 2000 NatWest Trophy, when he was run out for ten and took one wicket.[6] He also appeared in the subsequent two rounds of the competition, until Hampshire knocked them out in the third round.[7] He spent the remainder of the 2000 season playing for Kent Second XI. He once again appeared in the first three rounds of the renamed 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, scoring 71 opening against Buckinghamshire in the second round,[8] and 57 from the same position in the third round defeat to Warwickshire.[9] His first-class debut for Kent came later in the same season, against Leicestershire in July 2001, claiming the wicket of Aftab Habib as his first scalp in a match that Kent won by three wickets at Grace Road.[10]

His one-day debut for Kent County Cricket Club came in the 2002 Benson & Hedges Cup, where in a rain-reduced match, he claimed the wicket of Owais Shah as he finished with one wicket for 26 runs.[11] He made 19 List A appearances for Kent in 2002, finishing the season with 21 wickets at an average of 23.76.[12]

He played just two County Championship games in 2005, but played extensively in the one-day game, earning an extension to his contract. He became more involved with the Championship side in 2007, scoring his maiden first-class century (116*) against Yorkshire, and returning then career-best bowling figures of 6/47 against Surrey.

He was part of the side that won the 2007 Twenty20 Cup, beating Gloucestershire in the final.

At the end of the 2008 season, Kent were relegated from the first division of the County Championship,[13] and they spent one season in the second division, achieving promotion at the end of the 2009 season by winning the second division title.[14] During their promotion winning season, Tredwell took his career-best bowling figures, claiming 8/66 in a match against Glamorgan,[15] a performance that gave him the leading bowling figures in the County Championship's second division.[16] He finished the 2009 season with 69 first-class wickets at an average of 26.63; the first season in which he had taken more than 40 wickets or more than one five-wicket haul.[17] He was also the second-highest wicket taker in the division behind leg-spinner Danish Kaneria (75).[18]

Tredwell was named as captain of Kent for the 2013 season, replacing Robert Key.[19] During his captaincy, Tredwell was called up to play for England in the Champions Trophy and then the one-day series against New Zealand and later against Australia. He found juggling both the Kent captaincy and his international commitments difficult.[20] Consequently on 13 November, Tredwell resigned the captaincy to be replaced by the returning Key[21]

England[edit]

First Call Ups[edit]

His performances in the 2007 season, and with the Performance Squad in India over the winter of 2007–08, led to his first call-up to the England ODI squad on 4 January 2008.[22] However, he did not play in the series.

In December 2009, a series of injuries in the England senior squad on tour in South Africa prompted Tredwell's call-up to England's Test squad. Coach Andy Flower described him as a "like for like" replacement for Graeme Swann in case Swann's side injury worsened.[23] Earlier on in the tour, he had been added to England's limited overs squad, also as cover for Swann, although he did not play a game as England won the ODI series 2–1.

Debut[edit]

Tried well finally made his debut for England in an ODI against Bangladesh in March 2010. England won the game but Tredwell did not take a wicket, finishing with figures of 0-52 of his 10 overs. He made his Test match debut in the second Test against Bangladesh he took 2-99 in the first innings before making 37 with the bat. He took 4-82 in the second innings as England secured a convincing win. Tredwell played his first match for England on home soil in the return series, taking 0-18 at Trent Bridge.

Tredwell was selected in the England squad for the limited overs tour of Australia, but only played in one game, the second ODI, in which he took figures of 0-44 as England lost by 46 runs. He was named Player of the Match in England's final group qualifier of the 2011 World Cup against the West Indies, with bowling figures of 4–48.[24] He also played in the Quater final. It proved expensive, finishing with figures of 0-38 in six overs as England went out of the tournament.

Tredwell played his second game against Australia in July 2012, taking figures of 2-23 as England won by seven wickets. He played three games against South Africa, where he took figures of 2-49, 3-35 and 0-30. He made his International T20 debut against India at the back end of 2012, although he proved ineffective, taking figures of 0-31.

2012-2013[edit]

At the start of 2013 Tredwell had established himself as a key part of England's limited overs team and played in all five matches against India. He took 4-44 in the first game as England got of to a good start to lead the series 1-0. although England lost the next three games, Tredwell took wickets in all of them, including 2-29 in the third ODI. In the final game of the series, Tredwell took 2-25 as England secured a victory, despite losing the series 3-2.

Tredwell played in all three T20 games against New Zealand, taking 0-24 in the first game as England secured a 40 run victory. In the second game, he made 22 with the bat, but was unable to prevent a defeat for England. Tredwell played in the third ODI against New Zealand, taking figures of 3-51 as England won by 34 runs.

Tredwell went into the 2013 Champions Trophy as England main spin bowler. He took 1-51 in the first game as England beat Australia to get of to a winning start. In the Quater finals against South Africa, Tredwell took impressive figures of 3-19 to help England rip through the South African bating line up and secure a place in the final. In a rain affected match against India, took 1-25. However, England narrowly lost the match by 5 runs, with Tredwell at the crease at the end of the innings as England fell just short.

Tredwell played in the two T20 games against New Zealand after the Champions Trophy. In the second game he was named captain as Stuart. Broad was rested and Eoin Morgan suffered an injury. However, the game was abandoned after two balls due to heavy rain.[25]

Following England's Ashes success, Tredwell went into the ODI series as England's main spinner. He took 1-60 in the first ODI, while rain prevented him from bowling in the second. He took 3-53 in the third match as England won by 3 wickets. He was not effective in the fourth match of the series, ending with figures of 0-38 from just four overs, as England lost by 49 runs.

2014-[edit]

In the return series in Australia, Tredwell was again selected in the ODI squad. He did not play until the third match, where he took 0-42 as England lost by seven wickets. He played in the next match, but again failed to take a wicket as England won by 57 runs, their first victory of the tour. Tredwell finished with 0-28 in the next match, which England again lost, meaning his overall figures for the series were 0-96. Tredwell played in one of the two T20 matches, taking 1-37, as England suffered another defeat.

Tredwell was selected in the squad for the limited overs tour of the West Indies, in preparation for the T20 World Cup. He took 1-23 in the first game, followed by 2-39 in the second as England won by three wickets. England won the final match of the series and although Tredwell did not take a wicket, he bowled his ten overs for just 38 runs. In the first T20 match, Tredwell took 1-16 from his four overs, although England still lost the game. He did not take a wicket in the next two games in the series, although he continued to bowl economically.

In the T20 World Cup, Tredwell was selected for the first game against New Zealand, although he did not bowl. He played in England's victory against Sri Lanka, although he did not pick up a wicket. He picked up his first wicket of the tournament against South Africa, finishing with figures of 1-25. In England's final game of the tournament he did not pick up a wicket in their defeat against the Netherlands.

Career best performances[edit]

as of 12 March 2014

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season BBI* Fixture Venue Season
Tests 37 England v Bangladesh Mirpur 2010 4–82 England v Bangladesh Mirpur 2010
ODI 30 England v India Trent Bridge 2014 4–44 England v India Khandheri 2013
T20I 22 England v New Zealand Hamilton 2013 1–16 England v West Indies Bridgetown 2014
FC 123* Kent v New Zealanders Canterbury 2008 8–66 Kent v Glamorgan Canterbury 2009
LA 88 Kent Spitfires v Surrey Brown Caps The Oval 2007 6–27 Kent Spitfires v Middlesex Panthers Southgate 2009
T20 34* Kent Spitfires v Middlesex Panthers Canterbury 2011 4–21 Kent Spitfires v Middlesex Crusaders Beckenham 2006

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Youth Test Matches played by James Tredwell (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "England Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s". CricketArchive. 6 August 2001. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Under-19 Test Bowling for England Under-19s: West Indies Under-19s in England 2001". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Player Profile: James Tredwell". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Worcestershire Cricket Board v Kent Cricket Board in 2000". Cricket World. Retrieved 14 December 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "List A Matches played by James Tredwell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Kent Cricket Board v Buckinghamshire". CricketArchive. 15 May 2001. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Kent Cricket Board v Warwickshire". CricketArchive. 27 June 2001. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Leicestershire v Kent in 2001". Cricket World. Retrieved 14 December 2009. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Kent v Middlesex". CricketArchive. 2 May 2002. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  12. ^ "ListA Bowling in Each Season by James Tredwell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  13. ^ Hobson, Richard (15 August 2009), James Tredwell keeps Kent on course for promotion, The Times, retrieved 14 December 2009 
  14. ^ County Championship Division Two 2009, Cricinfo, retrieved 14 December 2009 
  15. ^ "Kent v Glamorgan". CricketArchive. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  16. ^ "Records / County Championship Division Two, 2009 / Best bowling figures in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  17. ^ First-class Bowling in Each Season by James Tredwell, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 14 December 2009 
  18. ^ Records / County Championship Division Two, 2009 / Most wickets, Cricinfo, retrieved 14 December 2009 
  19. ^ James Tredwell replaces Rob Key as Kent captain, BBC Sport, retrieved 16 November 2013 
  20. ^ Kent captain James Tredwell considers resigning his position, BBC Sport, retrieved 16 November 2013 
  21. ^ Rob Key replaces James Tredwell as captain, BBC Sport, retrieved 16 November 2013 
  22. ^ Cricinfo (4 January 2008). "Prior dropped as Ambrose gets his chance". Retrieved 4 January 2008. 
  23. ^ Cricinfo staff (14 December 2009), James Tredwell drafted into Test squad, Cricinfo, retrieved 14 December 2009 
  24. ^ Cricinfo staff (17 March 2011), England v West Indies Scorecard, Cricinfo, retrieved 17 March 2011 
  25. ^ "Tredwell replaces injured Morgan as England captain for Twenty20 against New Zealand (and he'll lead former skipper KP)". Daily Mail (London). 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Robert Key
Kent County Cricket Club captain
2013
Succeeded by
Robert Key