Full name James Alexander Porter
Born May 25, 1993, Leytonstone, Essex
Current age 23 years 303 days
Major teams Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Middlesex Under-17s, Middlesex Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education Oak Park High School, Newbury Park; Epping College
|First-class debut||Essex v Kent at Chelmsford, Sep 9-11, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford, Sep 12-15, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Aug 4, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Warwickshire v Essex at Birmingham, Aug 17, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/67, 0*, 2/51, 2||Essex||v Glamorgan||Chelmsford||12 Sep 2016||FC|
|1/53, 0/39||Essex||v Worcs||Chelmsford||31 Aug 2016||FC|
|4/50, 0, 4/49||Essex||v Leics||Leicester||23 Aug 2016||FC|
|0/28, 0*||Essex||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||17 Aug 2016||LA|
|1/44, 1/74||Essex||v Derbyshire||Derby||13 Aug 2016||FC|
|4, 1/98||Essex||v Sussex||Colchester||4 Aug 2016||FC|
|-||Essex||v Gloucs||Bristol||2 Aug 2016||LA|
|0/58||Essex||v Glamorgan||Chelmsford||26 Jul 2016||LA|
|3/67, 0*, 0/70, 7||Essex||v Gloucs||Cheltenham||13 Jul 2016||FC|
|3/51, 4*, 2/84||Essex||v Kent||Chelmsford||3 Jul 2016||FC|
Jamie Porter, a slender seam bowler of lively pace with a knack for the wicket-taking ball, took 50-plus wickets for Essex in 2015 and 2016 to establish himself as a county seam bowler of considerable promise.
After impressing with the 2nd XI, which included taking an eight wickets in an innings against Sussex, Porter was given his first-class debut in September 2014. A product of MCC Young Cricketers and Chingford CC in the Essex League, he had almost given up hope of a career in the county game and was considering a career in recruitment, but he took a wicket with his fifth ball in senior cricket and progressed quickly over the following two seasons, spearheading Essex's attack as they won the Division Two title in 2016.
Chief among his happiest memories are the six wickets he took against the touring Australians in 2015. Porter showed his competitive streak by identifying David Warner as a batsman he would be targeting ahead of the match and then was as good as his word as he bowled the opener for 4 in Australia's second innings.
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