James Boucher

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James Boucher
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 28
Runs scored 625
Batting average 13.58
100s/50s 0/2
Top score 85
Balls bowled 5544
Wickets 168
Bowling average 14.04
5 wickets in innings 18
10 wickets in match 5
Best bowling 7/13
Catches/stumpings 23/0
Source: Cricket Archive

James Chrysostom "Jimmy" Boucher (22 December 1910 in Dublin – 25 December 1995 in Spain) was an Irish cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and off-break bowler.

He made his debut for Ireland against a team known as "The Cataramans" in July 1929. He went on to play for them on 60 occasions, his last game coming against Scotland in July 1954. He then served as honorary secretary of the Irish Cricket Union until 1973.

Of his matches for Ireland, 28 had first-class status, and in those games he took 168 wickets at an average of 14.04. His best bowling was 7/13 against New Zealand in September 1937. In all matches for Ireland he took 307 wickets, one of only two Irish bowlers to take more than 300 wickets.

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