James Atkinson (cricketer)

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Jamie Atkinson
Personal information
Full name James John Atkinson
Born (1990-08-23) 23 August 1990 (age 24)
Hong Kong
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
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
Years Team
2009 Durham UCCE
2013 Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 6 8 15 22
Runs scored 170 129 420 699
Batting average 28.33 10.75 35.00 34.95
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/3 0/7
Top score 59 34 85 87*
Catches/stumpings 8/2 14/1 20/1 9/2
Source: CricketArchive, May 19 2015

James John 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.[1] He was the first player born in the 1990s to play in a One Day International.

In 2014, he 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 step down as Hong Kong captain citing lack of form as his main reason for the step. The decision came after he led the side in 59-run win over Namibai in which he made an unbeaten 37-ball 64 in a T20 match. He is Hong Kong's most successful with win over Bangladesh in their home and gaining ODI status in span of three and a half years. [2]

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