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Jamie Sykes      

Full name James Frederick Sykes

Born December 30, 1965, Shoreditch, London

Current age 51 years 149 days

Major teams Durham, Middlesex

Nickname Eric, Sykesy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Bow Comprehensive

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 30 38 7 696 126 22.45 1 3 16 0
List A 38 26 6 390 57 19.50 0 1 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 30 2378 1157 30 4/49 38.56 2.91 79.2 0 0
List A 38 919 685 26 3/26 3/26 26.34 4.47 35.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1983 - 1989
List A span 1983 - 1990
Profile

An offspinner and lower middle-order batsman, Jamie Sykes had the potential to become a useful county allrounder but was stymied by a lack of opportunities at a time Middlesex were blessed with spinners, and also by his own volatile character. Described by one team-mate as the kind of person "you could call if someone owned you money and wanted to speed things up a little", he managed to rub the wrong people up and that ultimately proved his downfall. He broke into the Middlesex side with a hundred against Cambridge at the start of the 1985 season, but despite an extended run he failed to capitalize, and then was a regular in the one-day side in 1988 and 1989. He left the county at the end of that season.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 & 217/3d Derbyshire 533 & 14/0 (2.1 ov, target 304)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 & 50/0 (10.1 ov) Essex 383
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 & 123/3 (35.2 ov) Glamorgan 353
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 298/2d Sussex 164 & 108/4 (30 ov, target 504)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 343 (87.1 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-28
Notts won by an innings and 50 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-28
Hampshire won by 90 runs
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