Matches (17)
PAK v WI [W] (1)
IPL (2)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WT20 WC QLF (Warm-up) (5)

Full Name

James Southerton

Born

November 16, 1827, Petworth, Sussex

Died

June 16, 1880, Mitcham, Surrey, (aged 52y 213d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

RELATIONS

At 49 years 119 days, James Southerton is the oldest player to make a Test debut, a record unlikely to be eclipsed - he was also the first Test cricketer to die. The bulk of his first-class career came before his appearances in the first two Tests (in 1876-77) . Initially a batsmen, he turned his hand to slow round-arm bowling (then a rarity) and as time went on metamorphosed into a more conventional slow left-armer. He was a capable batsman and a sound slip fielder. In 1867 he represented three counties (Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex) in an era before strict rules on qualification. In his final years he was landlord of the famous "Cricketers" pub on Mitcham Green.
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James Southerton Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests231763.50000020
FC2864801303159829.0203--2153

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests2226310774/464/4615.281.6237.5100
FC286-686682428016829/30-14.432.1240.8-19259
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Recent Matches of James Southerton

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
England vs Australia04/4631-Mar-1877MelbourneTest # 2
England vs Australia6 & 1*3/6115-Mar-1877MelbourneTest # 1
Surrey vs Sussex25 & 195/34 & 4/5305-Jun-1873The OvalFC
Surrey vs M.C.C.0*4/5 & 7/3813-May-1872Lord'sFC
Surrey vs Kent85/16 & 7/4015-Aug-1870The OvalFC

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James Southerton
The 1876-77 squad which played the first Test against Australia