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Favourite sports person: Lionel Messi

Favourite band: Oasis, Lifehouse

Favourite food: Most, home-cooked

Favourite car: The one that does the job

Best cricketing moment: my debut for England

Proudest moment: birth of my son Jacob

Favourite film: Old School

Most annoying habit: Catching flies whilst sleeping

Most likely to: be very early

Look alike: Phil Relf

Education: Southlands Comprehensive, New Romney

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Born 27 February 1982 Years of Service 2001 -
Squad number 15 Debut Kent 2001, England 2010
Height 6'0 Nicknames Tredders, Tredman, Pingu, Chad, Jimmy T
Capped 2007 Bat Left-hand
Best bat First Class - 123* Bowl Right-arm off-spin
Best bowl First Class - 8-66


Player Shirt Supporter: Angus Freeman

After a year as club captain in 2013, James stood down from the role to concentrate on his position as the Club’s premier spinner and his England commitments.

The off-spinner made his Kent debut in 2001 and has been an integral part of the side ever since, earning his county cap in 2007.

He has taken more than 600 wickets, across all forms of the game, and has also played two Tests for England, returning match figures of 6-181 against Bangladesh in 2010 and 5-140 in the West Indies in 2015.

James has taken 60 wickets in 45 one-day international appearances and 7 in 17 T20s for England.

His guile and trickery makes him a dangerous proposition in the shorter form of the game as well as a handy left-handed batsman in all forms with three centuries and sixteen first-class fifties to his name.

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Other teams

England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Overseas tours

England A to Malaysia and India 2003-04, England Performance Programme to India 2007-08, England to New Zealand 2008(ODI Squad).

Overseas teams

Redland Tigers, Brisbane 2000-2002.