James Hodgson (cricketer, born 1969)

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James Hodgson
Personal information
Full name James Simon Hodgson
Born (1969-04-30) 30 April 1969 (age 48)
Guildford, Surrey, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Relations Tim Hodgson (brother), Neville Knox (great-uncle)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1994 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 9
Runs scored 256
Batting average 18.28
100s/50s –/1
Top score 54
Balls bowled 1,635
Wickets 15
Bowling average 48.80
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/14
Catches/stumpings 8/–
Source: Cricinfo, 31 October 2010

James Simon Hodgson (born 1969) is the Headmaster of Bedford School and a former English cricketer.


Born in Guildford, Surrey, on 30 April 1969, James Hodgson was educated at Wellington College, at Durham University and at the University of Cambridge. He taught at Tonbridge School, was Usher at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and became the Headmaster of Bedford School in 2014.


James Hodgson was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against Nottinghamshire in 1994. During the 1994 season, he represented the University in 9 first-class matches, the last of which came against Oxford University.[1] In those 9 matches, he scored 256 runs at a batting average of 18.28, with a single half century high score of 54. In the field he took 8 catches.[2] With the ball he took 15 wickets at a bowling average of 48.80, with best figures of 4/14.[3]


James Hodgson's brother, Tim, played first-class cricket for Essex as well as List A cricket for the Surrey Cricket Board. His great-uncle, Neville Knox, played Test cricket for England as well as first-class cricket for Surrey and the Marylebone Cricket Club.


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