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James Whitaker
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James Whitaker

England
James Whitaker

INTL CAREER: 1986 - 1987

Full Name

John James Whitaker

Born

May 05, 1962, Skipton, Yorkshire

Age

59y 47d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

James Whitaker was a member of England's Ashes-winning side in 1986-87. He made his one appearance at Adelaide, when Ian Botham was injured, and managed 11 before falling to Bruce Reid. With David Gower and Phil DeFreitas also playing, England included three Leicestershire players for the first time. He made the trip on the back of 1526 runs at 66.34 in 1986 - despite having bones broken in both hands by Malcolm Marshall during the summer. Whitaker remained a one-club man, and led Leicester to the County Championship in 1996 and 1998. After being forced to retire with a leg injury he had a spell as general manager at Grace Road before taking on the role of director of cricket. His 22-year association with the club ended in 2005 when they announced a new coaching structure and Whitaker left his director post. Three years later, however, he was give a part-time selectorial role with England under Geoff Miller, who was named David Graveney's successor in January 2008.
Martin Williamson January 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test110111111.003432.35001010
ODI2214844*48.006573.84002110
FC315497511719821838.5638801720
List A28226424777015532.37647660
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
ODI2------------
FC31517826821/29134.009.0389.0000
List A28226130---3.00-000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
FC1111
T201212
James Whitaker portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1983 - 1999
List A Matches
Span
1983 - 1998/99

Photos


James Whitaker and Andrew Strauss were at England's Ashes squad unveiling
James Whitaker was on hand at Northampton
Jonathan Trott takes a walk with national selector James Whitaker
England national selector James Whitaker
Andrew Strauss, Geoff Miller and James Whitaker watch the England Lions take on Australia
Peter Willey (far right) applauds his son's fifty on debut for Northamptonshire