James Middlebrook      

Full name James Daniel Middlebrook

Born May 13, 1977, Leeds, Yorkshire

Current age 37 years 221 days

Major teams Essex, Marylebone Cricket Club, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire

Nickname Dog

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Crawshaw, Pudsey

James Daniel Middlebrook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 220 320 43 7824 127 28.24 10 35 111 0
List A 192 131 45 1737 57* 20.19 0 1 51 0
Twenty20 102 66 21 580 43 12.88 504 115.07 0 0 32 23 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 220 34112 17682 458 6/78 38.60 3.11 74.4 14 1
List A 192 6745 5319 146 4/27 4/27 36.43 4.73 46.1 2 0 0
Twenty20 102 88 1462 1841 52 3/13 3/13 35.40 7.55 28.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998
Last First-class Northamptonshire v Sussex at Northampton, Sep 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998
Last List A Northamptonshire v Derbyshire at Northampton, Aug 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire at Northampton, Jul 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/64, 48, 0/35 Northants v Sussex Northampton 23 Sep 2014 FC
0/22, 23, 3 Northants v Durham Chester-le-Street 15 Sep 2014 FC
1, 5/124, 27 Northants v Warwickshire Birmingham 9 Sep 2014 FC
1/30, 61, 0/63 Northants v Somerset Taunton 31 Aug 2014 FC
32, 1/50, 41, 0/1 Northants v Notts Northampton 15 Aug 2014 FC
1/29, 24 Northants v Derbyshire Northampton 11 Aug 2014 LA
0/37 Northants v Hampshire Southampton 8 Aug 2014 LA
5*, 2/36 Northants v Yorkshire Northampton 5 Aug 2014 LA
1/31, 18 Northants v Worcs Milton Keynes 29 Jul 2014 LA
0/27, 4* Northants v Gloucs Cheltenham 27 Jul 2014 LA
Profile

James Middlebrook was a respected and combative county professional, who played more than 500 matches in all formats in a largely unsung county career. His batting, always doughty, became more reliable with age and was good enough for him to make 10 first-class hundreds. As well as many stubborn innings around No 8, he regularly filled in at the top of the order when circumstances demanded. Much he did had the stamp of a good, purposeful county pro. Even in his final season - a dismal relegation season for Northants as their return to Division One turned sour - he underlined his worth by being one of only two Northants players to feature in all 16 games and finished as their leading Championship rungetter. But it was offspin that was Middlebrook's dominant role and it brought him 458 first-class wickets. He began his career with Yorkshire, where his father, Ralph, was an industrious figure at the Headingley academy, but found opportunities limited before a fruitful eight-year stint at Essex. He moved to Northamptonshire before the 2010 season. His love for cricket had not abated at the time of his release - he found Northants' cull of senior players hard to accept and made tart reference to his place in the top 20 in the PCA's Division One rankings - and packed his bags for Australia for a coaching-cum playing role in grade cricket.
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May 18, 2014

James Middlebrook was bowled by Toby Roland-Jones, Northamptonshire v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Wantage Road, May 18, 2014

James Middlebrook was bowled by Toby Roland-Jones

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Apr 22, 2014

James Middlebrook made a patient half-century, Yorkshire v Northamptonshire, County Championship, Division One, Headingley, 3rd day, April 22, 2014

James Middlebrook made a patient half-century

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Apr 15, 2014

James Middlebrook stemmed Durham's progress with four wickets, Northamptonshire v Durham, County Championship Division One, Northampton, 3rd day, April 15, 2014

James Middlebrook stemmed Durham's progress with four wickets

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Tour Results
M.C.C. v ROW XI at Lord's - Jul 5, 2014
M.C.C. won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
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