James Mason (cricketer)

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James Mason
Personal information
Full name James Ernest Mason
Born (1876-10-29)29 October 1876
Blackheath, Kent, England
Died 8 February 1938(1938-02-08) (aged 61)
Wallington, Surrey, England
Batting style Right-handed
Relations Jack Mason (brother)
Charles Mason (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1905 Berkshire
1900 Kent
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 1
Batting average 1.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 1
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 November 2011

James Ernest Mason (29 October 1876 – 8 February 1938) was an English cricketer. Mason was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Blackheath, Kent and educated at Tonbridge School, where he showed promise as a batsman.[1]

Mason made a single first-class appearance for Kent against Yorkshire at Headingley in the 1900 County Championship.[2] He batted once in this match, scoring a single run in Kent's first-innings, before being dismissed by Schofield Haigh, with the match ending in a draw.[3] He later played for Berkshire in the Minor Counties Championship, making a single appearance in 1905 against Monmouthshire.[4]

Outside of cricket Mason worked as a solicitor, prior to 1912 he had been in partnership with a William Weed, however the partnership was dissolved in July 1912.[5] He was later a legal partner at Amery-Parkes and Company with four other people, however this partnership in its then structure was dissolved in December 1914 following the retirement of a partner. This firm though continued under a different structure.[6] He died at Wallington, Surrey on 8 February 1938. His brother, Jack, played Test cricket for England and captained Kent. Another brother, Charles, also played first-class cricket.


  1. ^ "Wisden - Obituaries in 1938". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by James Mason". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Yorkshire v Kent, 1900 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by James Mason". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28625. p. 5031. 1912-07-09.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 29026. p. 93. 1915-01-01.

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