James Roberts      

Full name James Harry Roberts

Born July 1, 1864, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire

Died August 11, 1911, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex (aged 47 years 41 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Education Uppingham

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 1 1 0 35 35 35.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1892 - 1892
Profile

James Roberts was a middle-order batsman who played once for Middlesex as an amateur in 1893 where he scored 35 in his only innings batting at No.10. He was in the Uppingham XI for two years as an allrounder who was also a sound fielder. In 1888-89 he toured South Africa with Major Wharton's team - they were to play the first two Tests in South Africa on that trip. He played extensively for the MCC and I Zingari.
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Oct 1, 1888

The first MCC side to tour South Africa under the management of Major Wharton  1888-89. Standing: BAF Grieve, AC Skinner, AJ Fothergill, JM Read, R Abel. Sitting: CA Smith, Major Warton, The Hon. CJ Coventry, JEP McMaster, MP Bowden. Front:  JH Roberts, H Wood. Insets: J. Briggs, G Ulyett, F Hearne.

The first MCC side to tour South Africa 1888-89

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 Kent 228/5 (82 ov)
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 109/2 (33.2 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 Gloucs 372/8 (124 ov)
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 23/2 (10 ov) Notts 189
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-25
Surrey 191 & 79/6 (27.4 ov) Lancashire 394
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-25
Leics 316 & 43 Worcs 274 & 18/0 (4.3 ov, target 86)
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 252/4 (87 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 10/0 (3.1 ov, target 238)
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