Jim Love      

Full name James Derek Love

Born April 22, 1955, Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire

Current age 61 years 125 days

Major teams England, Scotland, Lincolnshire, Minor Counties, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 3 3 0 61 43 20.33 100 61.00 0 0 7 0 1 0
First-class 250 393 60 10355 170* 31.09 13 56 125 0
List A 238 221 35 4962 118* 26.67 4 24 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 250 1413 835 12 2/0 69.58 3.54 117.7 0 0
List A 238 204 140 5 2/17 2/17 28.00 4.11 40.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 4, 1981 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 8, 1981 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975 - 1993
List A span 1976 - 1995
Profile

Jim Love appeared to be the natural successor to John Hampshire as Yorkshire's No. 4. A tall right-hand bat who drove with venom, he never quite fulfilled his early promise and became seen as something of a one-day specialist despite passing 1000 runs in a season twice and scoring 13 hundreds. But it was in limited-overs matches he excelled, giving vital acceleration in the middle and later stages of the innings. He played three ODIs for England against Australia in 1981 without setting the world alight, but his finest hour came in the 1987 B&H final when he won the Gold Award for his unbeaten 75 at a time when wickets were falling. The perception of Love as a typically dour Yorkshireman was briefly dispelled as he punched the air in delight after blocking out the last ball to give Yorkshire victory by virtue of them losing fewer wickets with the scores tied. But Love was unfortunate that his career spanned the worst years of Yorkshire's in-fighting, and he suffered from playing in a largely unhappy side. He left them at the end of 1989, but continued playing Minor Counties cricket before throwing in his lot with Scotland as a player and administrator. He eventually became Scotland's director of cricket, but resigned in 2001 and now runs a pub in Yorkshire.
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Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
England won by 44 runs (D/L method)
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