James Aitchison (cricketer)

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James Aitchison
Personal information
Full name James Aitchison
Born (1920-05-26)26 May 1920
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Died 13 February 1994(1994-02-13) (aged 73)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1946–1963 Scotland
Career statistics
Competition First class
Matches 50
Runs scored 2,786
Batting average 32.77
100s/50s 5/13
Top score 190*
Balls bowled 18
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 22/–
Source: CricInfo, 19 March 2017

James Aitchison (26 May 1920 – 13 February 1994) was a Scottish first-class cricketer.

Only two other players have appeared more times in first class cricket for Scotland, and Aitchison 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.

Aitchison 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]


External links[edit]

James Aitchison at ESPNcricinfo