|Full name||James Arthur Cresswell|
16 March 1903|
Marehay, Derbyshire, England
|Died||2 December 1994
Allenton, Derbyshire, England
|Bowling||Left-arm medium fast bowler|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||22 August 1923 Derbyshire v Leicestershire|
|Last First-class||13 August 1927 Derbyshire v New Zealanders|
Source: , October 2011
Cresswell was born at Marehay, Derbyshire. He made his debut for Derbyshire in his only game the 1923 season against Leicestershire, when he took two wickets. He played two games in the 1924 season and five in the 1925 season when he achieved his best bowling performance of 4 for 65 against Lancashire. In the 1926 season he played his most games in the season with nine matches. In the 1927 season, his last, he played four matches and managed his top score of 28 against Yorkshire.
Cresswell was a right-hand batsman and played 34 innings in 21 first-class matches with a top score of 28 and an average of 7.61. He was a left-arm fast-medium bowler and took 25 first-class wickets at an average of 40.88 and a best performance of 4 for 65. In 1939 he played for Derbyshire Second XI and also for Alfreton colliery team.