James Whitaker      

Full name John James Whitaker

Born May 5, 1962, Skipton, Yorkshire

Current age 54 years 113 days

Major teams England, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

John James Whitaker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 11 11 11.00 34 32.35 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 2 2 1 48 44* 48.00 65 73.84 0 0 2 1 1 0
First-class 315 497 51 17198 218 38.56 38 80 172 0
List A 282 264 24 7770 155 32.37 6 47 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 315 178 268 2 1/29 134.00 9.03 89.0 0 0
List A 282 26 13 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Sharjah, Apr 2, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 7, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1983 - 1999
List A span 1983 - 1998/99
Profile

James Whitaker was a member of England's Ashes-winning side in 1986-87. He made his one appearance at Adelaide, when Ian Botham was injured, and managed 11 before falling to Bruce Reid. With David Gower and Phil DeFreitas also playing, England included three Leicestershire players for the first time. He made the trip on the back of 1526 runs at 66.34 in 1986 - despite having bones broken in both hands by Malcolm Marshall during the summer. Whitaker remained a one-club man, and led Leicester to the County Championship in 1996 and 1998. After being forced to retire with a leg injury he had a spell as general manager at Grace Road before taking on the role of director of cricket. His 22-year association with the club ended in 2005 when they announced a new coaching structure and Whitaker left his director post. Three years later, however, he was give a part-time selectorial role with England under Geoff Miller, who was named David Graveney's successor in January 2008.
Martin Williamson January 2008

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Aug 18, 2016

James Whitaker was on hand at Northampton, Northamptonshire v Surrey, Royal London Cup, Quarter-final, Wantage Road, August 18, 2016

James Whitaker was on hand at Northampton

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Apr 20, 2015

Jonathan Trott takes a walk with national selector James Whitaker, Grenada, April 20, 2015

Jonathan Trott takes a walk with national selector James Whitaker

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Mar 6, 2015

England national selector James Whitaker, Adelaide, March 6, 2015

England national selector James Whitaker

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1987

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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