James Atkinson (cricketer)
|Full name||James John Atkinson|
23 August 1990 |
|ODI debut (cap 14)||24 June 2008 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||8 November 2014 v Papua New Guinea|
|Only T20I (cap 2)||16 March 2014 v Nepal|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, May 19 2015|
James John "Jamie" Atkinson (born 24 August 1990 in Hong Kong) is an international cricketer who has played two One Day Internationals for Hong Kong. A wicket-keeper, he has also represented Hong Kong at Under 19s level, and was selected as part of their squad for the 2010 U-19 Cricket World Cup. He was the first player born in the 1990s to play in a One Day International. His father Steve played Minor Counties cricket and appeared in one first-class and several List A matches.
In 2014, Jamie Atkinson captained the Hong Kong team in their first global tournament, the World T20 in Bangladesh, defeating the hosts in their final match after two losses. His highest score was 31 from 20 balls against Afghanistan in Chittagong.
In May 2015 he stepped down as Hong Kong's captain citing lack of form as his main reason. The decision came after he led the side in a 59-run win over Namibia in which he made an unbeaten 37-ball 64 in a T20 match. He is Hong Kong's most successful player with a win over Bangladesh at home and gaining ODI status in span of three and a half years.
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