James Kirtley

Infobox cricketer biography
playername = James Kirtley


country = England
fullname = Robert James Kirtley
nickname = Ambi
living = true
dayofbirth = 10
monthofbirth = 1
yearofbirth = 1975
placeofbirth = Eastbourne, Sussex
countryofbirth = England
dayofdeath =
monthofdeath =
yearofdeath =
placeofdeath =
countryofdeath =
heightft = 6
heightinch = 0
batting = Right-handed
bowling = Right arm fast-medium
role = Bowler
family =

international = true
testdebutdate = August 14
testdebutyear = 2003
testdebutagainst = South Africa
testc

lasttestdate = December 21
lasttestyear = 2003
lasttestagainst = Sri Lanka
odidebutdate = October 3
odidebutyear = 2001
odidebutagainst = Zimbabwe
odic

lastodidate = April 18
lastodiyear = 2004
lastodiagainst = West Indies
odishirt = 16

club1 = Sussex
year1 = 1995–present
clubnumber1 =
club2 = Mashonaland
year2 = 1996/1997
clubnumber2 =
club3 = MCC
year3 = 2002
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club4 =
year4 =
clubnumber4 =

deliveries = balls
columns = 4
column1 = Tests
matches1 = 4
runs1 = 32
bat avg1 = 5.33
100s/50s1 = 0/0
top score1 = 12
deliveries1 = 1079
wickets1 = 19
bowl avg1 = 29.52
fivefor1 = 1
tenfor1 = 0
best bowling1 = 6/34
catches/stumpings1 = 3/–
column2 = ODI
matches2 = 11
runs2 = 2
bat avg2 = 1.00
100s/50s2 = 0/0
top score2 = 1
deliveries2 = 549
wickets2 = 9
bowl avg2 = 53.44
fivefor2 = 0
tenfor2 = n/a
best bowling2 = 2/33
catches/stumpings2 = 5/–
column3 = FC
matches3 = 167
runs3 = 1995
bat avg3 = 13.03
100s/50s3 = 0/4
top score3 = 59
deliveries3 = 31575
wickets3 = 608
bowl avg3 = 27.00
fivefor3 = 29
tenfor3 = 4
best bowling3 = 7/21
catches/stumpings3 = 58/–
column4 = LA
matches4 = 230
runs4 = 419
bat avg4 = 9.74
100s/50s4 = 0/0
top score4 = 30*
deliveries4 = 10146
wickets4 = 341
bowl avg4 = 23.11
fivefor4 = 7
tenfor4 = n/a
best bowling4 = 5/27
catches/stumpings4 = 63/–

date = September 14
year = 2008
source = CricketArchive

Robert James Kirtley is an English Test cricketer, who was born on the 10 July 1975 in Eastbourne in the county of Sussex. He is a right arm fast to medium bowler and a right hand batsman. He also studied at Clifton College, Bristol and St.Andrews School, Eastbourne.

ODI career

First ODI

His first One Day International was in 2001, as England beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets. Whilst not batting, he did take 2-33 off 9.1 overs with the ball. This was his first 'international' encounter, although he bowled Mashonaland to victory "against" England on their tour of Zimbabwe in 1996/1997. Later in 2001, he received the NBC Denis Compton Award.

2001-2004

In total, Kirtley has played eleven One Day Internationals. He has needed to bat on just two occasions, each time scoring 1. He has taken nine wickets, notably nabbing Virender Sehwag of India and Matthew Hayden of Australia. His best bowling figures in this form of cricket are 2-33, against Bangladesh, and he has a one-day bowling average of 53.44.

Test career

First Test

He made his Test debut in 2003 against South Africa, as England won by 70 runs. He contributed 4 with the bat over the two innings, facing 54 deliveries. He had more success bowling, however, taking 2-80 in the first innings, off 31 overs - an economy of 2.58 and an astonishing 6-34 in the second innings, off 16.2 overs. He first trapped Graeme Smith lbw for 5, then Jacques Rudolph lbw for a duck, leaving the Proteas 28-2. Next, he clean bowled Neil McKenzie for 11, snaffled Andrew Hall (caught by Marcus Trescothick) for 0, and caught and bowled Paul Adams for 15. Finally, he dismissed Mark Boucher (caught by Alec Stewart) for 52, as the South African's crumbled for 131. Finishing with match bowling figures of 8-114, Kirtley was awarded the player of the match award.

2003-2004

Kirtley has represented England on three more occasions. After an excellent debut, he was included in the team that again faced South Africa in August 2003. He chipped in with twelve over two innings with the bat, and took 5-145 with the ball, although The Proteas ran out winners by 191 runs.

The third and fourth matches of Kirtley's four match Test career were against Sri Lanka in December 2003. The first game was drawn, with Kirtley taking 2-109 and 2-62, and hitting 3 not out in the first innings. The second encounter was won comprehensively by Sri Lanka, by an innings and 215 runs. England batted first and wracked up 265, with Kirtley scoring 1. In their reply, the Sri Lankans amassed an incredible 628, with all bowlers struggling. Ashley Giles took two wickets at the cost of 190 runs, and Gareth Batty conceded 137 with no reward, making Kirtley's return of 2-131 look distinctly presentable. In their reply, England were dismissed for 148. Despite this batting failure by the team, Kirtley hit his best ever score in a Test - 12, off 25 deliveries, including a six, before being bowled by Muttiah Muralitharan.

Bowling

At his best, he was a skiddy bowler with good accuracy, and an excellent cricketing brain. At his worst, he was banned from bowling because of doubts about his action. Problems with his action have now been resolved now but at a cost of some pace and he looked extremely unlikely to trouble the England selectors again. Kirtley was surprisingly named in the provisional Twenty20 World Cup Squad in South Africa along with other shocks such as Darren Maddy, Leg Spinner Chris Schofield and veteran Off Spinner and former spin coach Jeremy Snape

County career

In the 2006 C&G Trophy final, Kirtley bowled Sussex to victory with match figures of 5-27.


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