James Whitaker      

Full name John James Whitaker

Born May 5, 1962, Skipton, Yorkshire

Current age 53 years 28 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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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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Jul 4, 2009

Andrew Strauss, Geoff Miller and James Whitaker watch the England Lions take on Australia, England Lions v Australians, New Road, July 4, 2009

Andrew Strauss, Geoff Miller and James Whitaker watch the England Lions take on Australia

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1987

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand won by 199 runs
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 276 Leics 280 & 55/0
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 157 & 163/4 (f/o)
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 & 1/0 Worcs 403/5d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 58/2 Middlesex 260
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 Lancashire 342/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 & 228/7 Sussex 189
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