James Tredwell

Favourite sports person: Lionel Messi

Favourite band: Oasis, Lifehouse

Favourite food: Most, home-cooked

Favourite car: The one that does the job

Best cricketing moment: my debut for England

Proudest moment: birth of my son Jacob

Favourite film: Old School

Most annoying habit: Catching flies whilst sleeping

Most likely to: be very early

Look alike: Phil Relf

Education: Southlands Comprehensive, New Romney

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Born 27 February 1982 Years of Service 2001 -
Squad number 15 Debut Kent 2001, England 2010
Height 6'0 Nicknames Tredders, Tredman, Pingu, Chad, Jimmy T
Capped 2007 Bat Left-hand
Best bat First Class - 123* Bowl Right-arm off-spin
Best bowl First Class - 8-66


Shirt Supporter for 2015: Angus Freeman

After a year leading the side, James stood down from the role over the winter to concentrate on his position as the Club’s premier spinner and England’s leading one-day international slow bowler.

The off-spinner made his Kent debut in 2001 and has been an integral part of the side ever since. He has taken over 600 wickets, across all forms of the game, and has also played Test cricket for England, returning match figures of 6-181 against Bangladesh in 2010.

Now Graeme Swann has retired, James is currently England’s first-choice spinner in fifty-over cricket while at county level, his all-round skills are as important as ever. His guile and trickery makes him a dangerous proposition in the shorter form of the game and he will be looking to replicate his form of 2009 when the off-spinner claimed 69 championship wickets – prompting his call-up to the England Test side.  

J Reid, last amended January 2014

Other teams

England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Overseas tours

England A to Malaysia and India 2003-04, England Performance Programme to India 2007-08, England to New Zealand 2008(ODI Squad).

Overseas teams

Redland Tigers, Brisbane 2000-2002.