James Gornall

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James Gornall
Personal information
Full name James Parrington Gornall
Born (1899-09-22)22 September 1899
Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Died 13 November 1983(1983-11-13) (aged 84)
Lower Froyle, Hampshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1923 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 4
Runs scored 149
Batting average 18.62
100s/50s –/–
Top score 33
Balls bowled 36
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 January 2010

Captain James Parrington Gornall DSO (22 September 1899 – 13 November 1983) was an English cricketer. Gornall was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace.

Gornall made his first-class debut in 1921 for the Royal Navy against the Army. In 1922 Gornall played in the same fixture.

Gornall joined Hampshire for 1923 County Championship, making a single appearance for the club against Warwickshire.

Gornall's final first-class match came in 1924 for the Royal Navy against the Army.

Gornall fought in the Second World War with the Royal Navy. Entering the war with the rank of Commander, Gornall was promoted to Captain in 1941 and placed in command of HMS Orion in 1943. On 14 June 1945 Gornall was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. HMS Orion itself received 13 battle honours, a record only exceeded by one other ship, and matched by two others. Gornall retired from the Royal Navy in 1951.

Gornall died in Lower Froyle, Hampshire on 13 November 1983.

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