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James Southerton
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James Southerton

England
James Southerton

INTL CAREER: 1877 - 1877

Full Name

James Southerton

Born

November 16, 1827, Petworth, Sussex

Died

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

Batting Style

Right hand bat

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TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test231763.50000020
FC2864801303159829.02032153
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2226310774/464/4615.281.6237.50100
FC286686682428016829/3014.4340.8019259
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James Southerton
The 1876-77 squad which played the first Test against Australia