Oliver James (cricketer)

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Oliver James
Personal information
Full name Oliver Richard James
Born (1990-10-07) 7 October 1990 (age 27)
Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Nickname OJ, Spuds[1]
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011 Loughborough MCCU
2010 Herefordshire
2008–2009 Wales Minor Counties
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 8
Batting average 8.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 8
Balls bowled 132
Wickets 1
Bowling average 102.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/91
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 15 August 2011

Oliver Richard James (born 7 October 1990) is a Welsh cricketer. James is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break. He was born in Neath, Glamorgan.

James made his debut for Wales Minor Counties in the 2008 MCCA Knockout Trophy against Dorset. He played Minor counties cricket for Wales Minor Counties in 2008 and 2009, making a total of six Minor Counties Championship appearances[2] and three MCCA Knockout Trophy appearances.[3] In 2010, he represented Herefordshire in a single MCCA Knockout Trophy match against Oxfordshire.[3]

While studying for his degree in Business Economics and Finance at Loughborough University,[1] James made his first-class debut for Loughborough MCCU against Leicestershire in 2011.[4] In this match, which is his only first-class appearance to date, saw him dismiss James Taylor, only after Taylor had compiled his career best score of 237. With the bat, James scored 8 runs in Loughborough's first-innings, before being dismissed by Sam Cliff, while in their second-innings he wasn't required to bat.[5]

It is rumoured that Oliver James won Mr Usk in 2010, however the result was contentious with a disputed swimwear round.

Oliver James is also a keen ornithologist.


  1. ^ a b "Player profile: Oliver James". www.loughboroughmccu.com. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Oliver James". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Oliver James". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Oliver James". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Leicestershire v Loughborough MCCU, 2011". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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