Full name Kevan David James
Born March 18, 1961, Lambeth, London
Current age 55 years 311 days
Major teams Hampshire, Middlesex, Wellington
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
|First-class span||1980 - 1999|
|List A span||1980 - 1999|
Kevan James was an archetypal county journeyman who forged a successful career with Hampshire after leaving Middlesex where his opportunities were limited. A capable middle-order batsman and left-arm seamer, he was not good enough to press for international recognition despite solid performances throughout the 1990s. As a teenager he toured Australia and West Indies with Young England, and in later years spent his winters in New Zealand playing first-class cricket for Wellington. His day in the sun came against the Indians in 1996 when he took four wickets in four balls, and then cracked a hundred for good measure. He was a member of Hampshire's NatWest Trophy-winning side of 1991, and then the Benson & Hedges Cup-winning team the following season.
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