James Acton

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James Acton
Personal information
Full name James Acton
Born (1848-10-11)11 October 1848
Southampton, Hampshire,
Died 22 August 1924(1924-08-22) (aged 75)
Reading, Berkshire,
Batting style Unknown
Bowling style Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1880–1882 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 41
Batting average 13.66
100s/50s –/–
Top score 31
Balls bowled 8
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 December 2009

James Acton (1848–1924) was an English cricketer. Acton's batting and bowling styles are unknown.

Early life[edit]

He was born at Southampton, Hampshire on 11 October 1848.


Acton made two first-class appearances for Hampshire, against the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1880 and Somerset in 1882.[1]

Against the Marylebone Cricket Club, Acton was dismissed for 31 in Hampshire's first-innings by John West, with Hampshire winning the match by an innings.[2]

Against Somerset, he scored two runs in Hampshire's first-innings, before being dismissed by Bill Fowler. In their second-innings he was dismissed for eight runs by Robert Ramsay, with Somerset losing by five wickets.[3]


Acton died at Reading, Berkshire on 22 August 1924.


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by James Acton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hampshire v Marylebone Cricket Club, 1880". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Somerset v Hampshire, 1882". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

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