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Bonnor Middleton      

Full name James Middleton

Born September 30, 1865, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, England

Died December 23, 1913, Newlands, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 48 years 84 days)

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm slow-medium

Relation Son - T Middleton, Son - RE Middleton

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 12 5 52 22 7.42 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 31 50 21 176 32 6.06 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 1064 442 24 5/51 9/130 18.41 2.49 44.3 2 2 0
First-class 31 5571 2523 140 7/64 18.02 2.71 39.7 10 4
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 13-14, 1896 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 8-11, 1902 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1890-1904
Profile

Wisden Overview
The South African left-arm seamer James Middleton was best known for his nickname `Bonnor'. It reflected the similarity, in style if not quality, between his batting and that of the meaty Australian hitter George Bonnor. Middleton was bought out of the army by Cape Town CC, and he rewarded them and Western Province with some sterling performances. He played only six Tests and South Africa lost the lot, despite his 24 wickets at 18.42. His debut at Port Elizabeth in 1895-96 - in which he returned match figures of 9 for 130 but saw his side thrashed by England by 288 runs - was symptomatic of a bitter-sweet career at the top level. His career was ended when South Africa opted to tour England with a mass of legspin bowlers.

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: South Africa v West Indies at Centurion - Dec 17-21
South Africa 552/5d West Indies 201 & 76/2 (f/o)
Dolphins v Warriors at Pietermaritzburg - Dec 18-21
Warriors 353 Dolphins 262/8
Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town - Dec 18-21
Lions 413 Cape Cobras 214/4
Pool B: Gauteng v KZN-Inland at Johannesburg - Dec 18-20
Gauteng 224 & 5/1 KZN-Inland 184
Cross Pool: Griq West v Boland at Kimberley - Dec 18-20
Griq West 296 & 127/4 Boland 401
Knights v Titans at Bloemfontein - Dec 18-21
Titans 366 & 115/3 Knights 185
Pool A: North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom - Dec 18-20
North West 243 & 201/4 Northerns 250
Namibia U19 v SWD U19 at Pretoria - Dec 19
Namibia U19 won by 9 wickets (with 108 balls remaining)
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