Kevan James

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Kevan James
Personal information
Full name Kevan David James
Born (1961-03-18) 18 March 1961 (age 56)
Lambeth, London, England
Nickname Jamo, the other bloke
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1985–1999 Hampshire
1982/83–1984/85 Wellington
1980–1984 Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 225 254
Runs scored 8,526 2,459
Batting average 30.45 19.83
100s/50s 10/42 –/7
Top score 162 66
Balls bowled 24,687 10,958
Wickets 395 247
Bowling average 31.91 31.28
5 wickets in innings 11 2
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 8/49 6/35
Catches/stumpings 78/– 69/–
Source: Cricinfo, 17 May 2011

Kevan David James (born 18 March 1961, Lambeth, London) was educated at the Edmonton County School,[1] in the London Borough of Enfield.

James was an English first-class cricketer for 19 years. He spent most of his career with Hampshire whom he won the NatWest Trophy and Benson & Hedges Cup with in the early 1990s.

A middle-order batsman and left-arm seam bowler, he toured Australia and the West Indies with Young England before forging a successful career with Hampshire. He also played some first-class cricket for Wellington in New Zealand. James is perhaps best known for a game against the Indians in 1996 when he took a record equaling four wickets in four balls, and followed it up with a hundred later in the match. These Indian wickets included Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. The Cricinfo report from the match claimed that no-one, in the history of cricket, had taken four wickets in four balls and scored a hundred in the same game.[2][3]

His brother, Martin, played List A cricket for Hertfordshire.


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