Full name James Alfred Powell
Born May 5, 1899, Bloomsbury, London
Died March 8, 1973, Brompton, Kensington, London (aged 73 years 307 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|First-class span||1926 - 1931|
James Powell was a googly bowler who was given a trial by Middlesex as a professional in 1926 and 1927 and who impressed enough to play fairly regularly for two or three seasons. He made a sensational start, taking 8 for 72 in his fifth match, finishing the summer with 28 wickets at 22.25. He failed to build on that start, and he bowed out of first-class cricket with 5 for 42 and 3 for 48 for the MCC against The Army in 1931. He was a genuine No. 11 as his career record of 97 runs -only 20 more than his haul of wickets - underlines.
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