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James Middlebrook      

Full name James Daniel Middlebrook

Born May 13, 1977, Leeds, Yorkshire

Current age 38 years 48 days

Major teams Essex, Marylebone Cricket Club, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire

Nickname Dog

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Crawshaw, Pudsey

James Daniel Middlebrook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 222 322 43 7839 127 28.09 10 35 112 0
List A 192 131 45 1737 57* 20.19 0 1 51 0
Twenty20 105 67 22 584 43 12.97 508 114.96 0 0 32 23 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 222 34439 17878 468 6/78 38.20 3.11 73.5 15 1
List A 192 6745 5319 146 4/27 4/27 36.43 4.73 46.1 2 0 0
Twenty20 105 91 1508 1909 56 3/13 3/13 34.08 7.59 26.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998
Last First-class Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jun 22-24, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1998
Last List A Northamptonshire v Derbyshire at Northampton, Aug 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham, Jun 21, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
49, 0/18 Bedfordshire v Cambs Cople 28 Jun 2015 Other T20
0/6, 13, 2/12 Yorkshire v Notts Leeds 22 Jun 2015 FC
1/16 Yorkshire v Warwickshire Birmingham 21 Jun 2015 T20
2/31 Yorkshire v Notts Leeds 19 Jun 2015 T20
4*, 1/21 Yorkshire v Northants Leeds 14 Jun 2015 T20
0/19, 7 Yorks 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Barnsley 11 Jun 2015 Other T20
18*, 0/15 Bedfordshire v Berkshire Harpenden 31 May 2015 Other T20
0*, 0/23 Bedfordshire v Herts Harpenden 31 May 2015 Other T20
4, 1/31, 70, 0/30 Bedfordshire v Norfolk Ampthill 24 May 2015 Other
5, 0/14 Bedfordshire v Norfolk Horsford 10 May 2015 Other OD
Profile

James Middlebrook was a respected and combative county professional, who played more than 500 matches in all formats in a largely unsung county career. His batting, always doughty, became more reliable with age and was good enough for him to make 10 first-class hundreds. As well as many stubborn innings around No 8, he regularly filled in at the top of the order when circumstances demanded. Much he did had the stamp of a good, purposeful county pro. Even in his final season - a dismal relegation season for Northants as their return to Division One turned sour - he underlined his worth by being one of only two Northants players to feature in all 16 games and finished as their leading Championship rungetter. But it was offspin that was Middlebrook's dominant role and it brought him 458 first-class wickets. He began his career with Yorkshire, where his father, Ralph, was an industrious figure at the Headingley academy, but found opportunities limited before a fruitful eight-year stint at Essex. He moved to Northamptonshire before the 2010 season. His love for cricket had not abated at the time of his release - he found Northants' cull of senior players hard to accept and made tart reference to his place in the top 20 in the PCA's Division One rankings - and packed his bags for Australia for a coaching-cum playing role in grade cricket.
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Apr 26, 2015

James Middlebrook in action on his return to first-class cricket, Yorkshire v Warwickshire, County Championship Division One, Headingley, 1st day, April 26, 2015

James Middlebrook in action on his return to first-class cricket

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May 18, 2014

James Middlebrook was bowled by Toby Roland-Jones, Northamptonshire v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Wantage Road, May 18, 2014

James Middlebrook was bowled by Toby Roland-Jones

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Apr 22, 2014

James Middlebrook made a patient half-century, Yorkshire v Northamptonshire, County Championship, Division One, Headingley, 3rd day, April 22, 2014

James Middlebrook made a patient half-century

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Tour Results
India v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 11, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 8, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 97 runs
Sri Lanka A v N Zealanders at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 6, 2009
Sri Lanka A won by 61 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 4, 2009
New Zealand won by 22 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 2, 2009
New Zealand won by 3 runs
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