Full Name

James Graham Binks

Born

October 05, 1935, Hull, Yorkshire

Age

85y 349d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test240915522.75017080
FC50259812969109514.73018895176
List A302132473413.7200268
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2------------
FC50284820---5.85-000
List A30000-----000
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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