Matches (19)
ZIM v WI (1)
SA20 (2)
ILT20 (2)
BPL 2023 (2)
IND v AUS (1)
WT20WC Warm-up (5)
Ranji Trophy (2)
ENG-L in SL (1)
Shield (1)
Super Smash (1)
Super Smash (W) (1)

Full Name

James Graham Binks

Born

October 05, 1935, Hull, Yorkshire

Age

87y 126d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Jimmy Binks was a fine county keeper who got only limited opportunities at Test level due to the presence of Godrey Evans and later Jim Parks in the England team. Unobtrusive, he rarely made a mistake, and was equally adept standing up to the spinners or back to pace. He was a useful lower-order bat with a highest score of 95. He kept exceptionally fit, and played in every Yorkshire championship match during his 14-year career. He missed just one match out of 492 played in those years. In 1960, he took 96 catches in the England season, a record that still stands. He played for England twice, called into the team touring India as a late replacement for Murray in 1963-64. In his first Test he conceded just two byes, took three catches, and made 55 when asked to open the batting in the second innings - helping save the match. He continued as opener in the next Test, and took five catches without conceding a bye in India's first innings. Parks took over for the next Test, and Binks returned to the county ranks for the rest of his career.
Dave Liverman

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test240915522.75017080
FC50259812969109514.73018nullnull895176
List A302132473413.7200nullnull268
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2------------
FC502null84820---5.85-000
List A30null000-----000
Jimmy Binks portrait
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Test
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1955 - 1975
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1969
Photos
Jimmy Binks
Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the Gillette Cup aloft