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James Grundy      

Full name James Grundy

Born March 5, 1824, New Radford, Nottingham

Died November 24, 1873, Carrington, Nottingham (aged 49 years 264 days)

Major teams Nottinghamshire

Nickname Jem

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 298 506 40 5898 95 12.65 0 18 233 2
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 298 11338+ 1137 9/19 12.20* 84 24
Career statistics
First-class debut Over 36 v Under 36 at Lord's, Jul 29-31, 1850 scorecard
Last First-class 1869
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James Grundy was one of England's leading roundarm bowlers in the era when professional teams were really taking hold and the game was spreading across the country with the railways. Bowling at quite a pace, with the occasional underarm delivery thrown in, it was written of his consistency he "could keep on dropping 'em on a cheese plate". His career spanned two decades from 1850, and in 1864 he took 106 wickets at around five each. He was one of the 12 professionals who made the first major international tour to North America in the autumn of 1859.
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Sep 7, 1859

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859. Back row (from left to right): Bob Carpenter, William Caflyn, Tom Lockyer, John Wisden (seated), HH Stephenson, George Parr, John Grundy, Julius Cesar, Tom Hayward and John Jackson. Seated at front: Alfred Diver and John Lillywhite.

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859

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