Full name James George Baird
Born November 9, 1920, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria
Died November 4, 2003, Sandringham, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 82 years 360 days)
Major teams Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class span||1948/49 - 1949/50|
James Baird was one of Victoria's finest allround sportsmen. He played ten matches for Victoria as a right-arm medium-pacer immediately after World War II. He was also an outstanding Australian Rules footballer, and once came third in the Stanwell Gift, the world-renowned professional sprint race.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?