James Purves (cricketer)

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James Purves
Personal information
Full nameJames Hamilton Purves
Born (1937-12-04) 4 December 1937 (age 83)
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1962Marylebone Cricket Club
1960–1961Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 11
Runs scored 474
Batting average 24.94
100s/50s –/4
Top score 74
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 September 2011

James Hamilton Purves (born 4 December 1937) is a former English cricketer. Purves was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and educated at Uppingham School.

Purves made his first-class debut for Essex against Cambridge University in 1960. Following this match he played a first-class fixture for the Free Foresters against Oxford University.[1] The following season he made four further first-class appearances for Essex, the last of which came against Middlesex in the County Championship.[1] He struggled in his five first-class appearances for the county, scoring just 36 runs at an average of 5.14, with a high score of 14.[2] He made a further first-class appearance for the Free Foresters in 1961, followed this up in 1962 by making two more for the team. Also in 1962, Purves made his only first-class appearance for the Marylebone Cricket Club against Cambridge University. In 1964, he made his final first-class appearance for the Free Foresters against Oxford University.[1] He fared better with the bat for the Free Foresters, scoring 422 runs in his five matches at an average of 42.20, with a high score of 74.[2] This score, which was one of four fifties he made for the club, came against Cambridge University in 1962.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "First-Class Matches played by James Purves". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by James Purves". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Cambridge University v Free Foresters, 1962". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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