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Bonnor Middleton
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Bonnor Middleton

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1896 - 1902

Full Name

James Middleton

Born

September 30, 1865, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, England

Died

December 23, 1913, Newlands, Cape Town, Cape Province, (aged 48y 84d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm slow medium

relations

TEAMS

Wisden Overview
The South African left-arm seamer James Middleton was best known for his nickname `Bonnor'. It reflected the similarity, in style if not quality, between his batting and that of the meaty Australian hitter George Bonnor. Middleton was bought out of the army by Cape Town CC, and he rewarded them and Western Province with some sterling performances. He played only six Tests and South Africa lost the lot, despite his 24 wickets at 18.42. His debut at Port Elizabeth in 1895-96 - in which he returned match figures of 9 for 130 but saw his side thrashed by England by 288 runs - was symptomatic of a bitter-sweet career at the top level. His career was ended when South Africa opted to tour England with a mass of legspin bowlers.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test612552227.4200010
FC315021176326.0600140
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6111064442245/519/13018.412.4944.30220
FC31557125231407/6418.022.7139.70104
James Middleton
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