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Jimmy Binks      

Full name James Graham Binks

Born October 5, 1935, Hull, Yorkshire

Current age 78 years 347 days

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

James Graham Binks
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 91 55 22.75 0 1 7 0 8 0
First-class 502 598 129 6910 95 14.73 0 18 895 176
List A 30 21 3 247 34 13.72 0 0 26 8
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 502 84 82 0 - - - 5.85 - 0 0 0
List A 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Mumbai (BS), Jan 21-26, 1964 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Kolkata, Jan 29-Feb 3, 1964 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955-1975
List A span 1963-1969
Profile

Jimmy Binks was a fine county keeper who got only limited opportunities at Test level due to the presence of Godrey Evans and later Jim Parks in the England team. Unobtrusive, he rarely made a mistake, and was equally adept standing up to the spinners or back to pace. He was a useful lower-order bat with a highest score of 95. He kept exceptionally fit, and played in every Yorkshire championship match during his 14-year career. He missed just one match out of 492 played in those years. In 1960, he took 96 catches in the England season, a record that still stands. He played for England twice, called into the team touring India as a late replacement for Murray in 1963-64. In his first Test he conceded just two byes, took three catches, and made 55 when asked to open the batting in the second innings - helping save the match. He continued as opener in the next Test, and took five catches without conceding a bye in India's first innings. Parks took over for the next Test, and Binks returned to the county ranks for the rest of his career.
Dave Liverman

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Jimmy Binks

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1969

Tour Results
England v India at Cardiff - Sep 16, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Lord's - Sep 11, 2011
Match tied (D/L method)
England v India at The Oval - Sep 9, 2011
England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Southampton - Sep 6, 2011
England won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
England v India at Chester-le-Street - Sep 3, 2011
No result
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