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James Whitaker      

Full name John James Whitaker

Born May 5, 1962, Skipton, Yorkshire

Current age 52 years 238 days

Major teams England, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

John James Whitaker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 11 11 11.00 34 32.35 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 2 2 1 48 44* 48.00 65 73.84 0 0 2 1 1 0
First-class 315 497 51 17198 218 38.56 38 80 172 0
List A 282 264 24 7770 155 32.37 6 47 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 315 178 268 2 1/29 134.00 9.03 89.0 0 0
List A 282 26 13 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Sharjah, Apr 2, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 7, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1983-1999
List A span 1983-1999
Profile

James Whitaker was a member of England's Ashes-winning side in 1986-87. He made his one appearance at Adelaide, when Ian Botham was injured, and managed 11 before falling to Bruce Reid. With David Gower and Phil DeFreitas also playing, England included three Leicestershire players for the first time. He made the trip on the back of 1526 runs at 66.34 in 1986 - despite having bones broken in both hands by Malcolm Marshall during the summer. Whitaker remained a one-club man, and led Leicester to the County Championship in 1996 and 1998. After being forced to retire with a leg injury he had a spell as general manager at Grace Road before taking on the role of director of cricket. His 22-year association with the club ended in 2005 when they announced a new coaching structure and Whitaker left his director post. Three years later, however, he was give a part-time selectorial role with England under Geoff Miller, who was named David Graveney's successor in January 2008.
Martin Williamson January 2008

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Jul 4, 2009

Andrew Strauss, Geoff Miller and James Whitaker watch the England Lions take on Australia, England Lions v Australians, New Road, July 4, 2009

Andrew Strauss, Geoff Miller and James Whitaker watch the England Lions take on Australia

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Apr 15, 2009

Peter Willey (far right) applauds his son's fifty on debut for Northamptonshire with England selector, James Whitaker, behind him, Leicestershire v Northamptonshire, County Championship Division Two, Grace Road, April 15, 2009

Peter Willey (far right) applauds his son's fifty on debut for Northamptonshire

© Getty Images

Apr 10, 2002

Taken at the 2002 Leicestershire CCC photocall

James Whitaker ; thumbnail portrait 2002

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1987

Tour Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jun 20-24, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 12-16, 2014
Match drawn
Northants v Sri Lankans at Northampton - Jun 5-8, 2014
Match drawn
England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham - Jun 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - May 31, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 7 runs
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