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Wayne James      

Full name Wayne Robert James

Born August 27, 1965, Bulawayo

Current age 48 years 232 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Matabeleland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 4 0 61 33 15.25 154 39.61 0 0 7 0 16 0
ODIs 11 8 1 101 29 14.42 255 39.60 0 0 4 0 6 0
First-class 40 70 6 2442 215 38.15 3 16 101 7
List A 36 32 1 468 57 15.09 0 1 22 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 40 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, Dec 16-21, 1993 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 26-31, 1994 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at New Plymouth, Feb 23, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Sep 3, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1986-1997
List A span 1987-1997
Profile

The svelte Wayne James made four Test and 11 one-day appearances for Zimbabwe in the late 80s and early 90s as a stylish batsman and excellent fielder. He regularly kept wicket, and it was as a wicketkeeper that he made all four of his Test appearances between 1993-94 and 1994-95. But he failed to make any real impression, and with Andy Flower occupying the keeper-batsman role, James was only ever on the fringes of the side. He was no slouch with the bat, scoring 215 for Matabeleland in the Logan Cup, and it was in that tournament in 1995-96 that he set a world record with nine dismissals (seven caught, two stumped) in Mashonaland Country Districts' first innings, adding four more catches in the second (the match total of 13 was also a world record). Not content with that, he cracked 99 in the first innings, and was stranded on 99 not out in the second. To top it all, the winning runs were four byes.
Martin Williamson (April 2004)

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Holds the world record for most dismissals in an innings by a fielder - nine (seven caught, two stumped) - and in a match - 13 for Matabeleland against Mashonaland Country Districts in April 1996.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Tuskers v Rhinos at Bulawayo - Apr 15-16
Rhinos won by an innings and 299 runs
Mountaineers v Rocks at Mutare - Apr 15-18
Mountaineers 402 Rocks 186/7
Eagles v Tuskers at Harare
Apr 22, 2014 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
Rhinos v Mountaineers at Kwekwe
Apr 22, 2014 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
Eagles v Tuskers at Harare
Apr 23-26, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Rhinos v Mountaineers at Kwekwe
Apr 23-26, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
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