Full name James Kerr Fuller
Born January 24, 1990, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 28 years 326 days
Major teams Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, New Zealand Under-19s, Otago, Otago Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|First-class debut||Northern Districts v Otago at Whangarei, Mar 20-23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Durham v Middlesex at Chester-le-Street, Sep 24-26, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Apr 24, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury, May 7, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Gloucestershire v Middlesex at Bristol, Jul 13, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Sussex v Middlesex at Hove, Aug 17, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3, 1/52, 9, 2/25||Middlesex||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||24 Sep 2018||FC|
|17, 0/53, 15, 0/34||Middlesex||v Derbyshire||Lord's||18 Sep 2018||FC|
|37*, 4/49, 28*, 3/53||Middlesex||v Kent||Lord's||10 Sep 2018||FC|
|2/61, 3, 2/59, 16||Middlesex||v Gloucs||Bristol||4 Sep 2018||FC|
|17, 2/32, 0, 3/37||Middlesex||v Sussex||Lord's||29 Aug 2018||FC|
|0/69, 4, 12, 1/40||Middlesex||v Northants||Northampton||19 Aug 2018||FC|
|3/51, 12||Middlesex||v Sussex||Hove||17 Aug 2018||T20|
|25*, 1/53||Middlesex||v Essex||Lord's||16 Aug 2018||T20|
|10, 1/32||Middlesex||v Kent||Beckenham||12 Aug 2018||T20|
|0/58, 22||Middlesex||v Gloucs||Bristol||9 Aug 2018||T20|
James Fuller played for five seasons for Gloucestershire, taking 89 wickets at an average of 35 in his 35 first-class appearances, before Middlesex's director of cricket, Angust Fraser, enticed him to Lord's because of his white-ball attributes. If Fraser needed last-minute confirmation of his view, a strong display in Gloucestershire's Royal London Cup final defeat of Surrey, on the Lord's ground about to become his home, provided it.
His debut season in 2016 was most notable for some strong T20 displays, although he played only three Championship matches in Middlesex's title-winning year. He had some eye-catching moments, however: five wickets on debut in a win against Hampshire and 92 in a remarkable ninth-wicket stand of 162 with James Harris as Middlesex stole a two-wicket win against Somerset at Taunton that proved to be one of the most decisive twists of the summer. The following summer was wrecked by an elbow injury which meant he did not bowl a single 1st XI delivery and eventually necessitated an operation.
Although opportunities presented themselves in the Championship as well as T20 in 2018, Fuller decided to move to Hampshire, his third county in four years. His 141 first-class wickets in total had come at 33.06, but, at 28, he joined a county low on English-qualified seam-bowling resources.
Fuller is a talented young bowler with genuine pace who was born in South Africa and began his career with Otago, signing a three-year deal with Gloucestershire in August 2010 as a British passport holder. He impressed during his time in the West Country but gained infamy by being hit for 38 in one over by Scott Styris during a live televised Twenty20 quarter-final at Hove.
Gloucestershire's hopes that he would become their attack leader never materialised as he played in fits and starts because of a poor record with injuries. At the start of the 2013 season he broke a finger; that winter he impressed as an overseas player for Auckland before suffering a hip problem; then back at Gloucestershire his season was over as early as May by a foot injury that eventually required surgery.
When he got on the park, he was a tall lively seamer who could move the ball. He took a hat-trick across two overs against Worcestershire at Cheltenham in July 2013 and signed a two-year contract extension at the end of the season before Middlesex came calling.