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
|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|
|Best bat||First Class - 123*||Bowl||Right-arm off-spin|
|Best bowl||First Class - 8-66|
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
England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
England A to Malaysia and India 2003-04, England Performance Programme to India 2007-08, England to New Zealand 2008(ODI Squad).
Redland Tigers, Brisbane 2000-2002.