Jimmy Bridges

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Jimmy Bridges
Personal information
Full name James John Bridges
Born (1887-06-28)28 June 1887
Timsbury, Somerset, England
Died 26 September 1966(1966-09-26) (aged 79)
London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1911–1929 Somerset
First-class debut 11 May 1911 Somerset v Hampshire
Last First-class 27 July 1929 Somerset v Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 216
Runs scored 2418
Batting average 10.07
100s/50s 0/2
Top score 99*
Balls bowled 38251
Wickets 686
Bowling average 25.67
5 wickets in innings 45
10 wickets in match 4
Best bowling 7/41
Catches/stumpings 128/–
Source: CricketArchive, 18 October 2009

James John (Jimmy) Bridges (28 June 1887 at Timsbury, Somerset – 26 September 1966 at Hackney, London) was an English cricketer who played for Somerset from 1911 to 1929.

Bridges was a right-arm fast-medium bowler who batted right-handed.

He played in 216 first-class matches and took 686 wickets at an average of 25.67 with best figures of 7-41. He achieved 5 wickets in an innings (5wI) on 45 occasions and 10 wickets in a match 4 times.

He was a tail-end batsman who played 348 innings, with 108 not outs, scoring 2418 runs @ 10.07 and having a highest score of (unluckily) 99*. He made two fifties and took 128 catches.

Bridges was the bowler when Jack Hobbs scored the run that took him to his 126th career century and so equalled the then world record of W G Grace.

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