A cricket fan since a young age, James moved through the county age groups at Gloucestershire CCC making his under 19’s debut at 15. He represented England Schools through his mid teens and toured the West Indies with the West of England representative side at 15. James went on to represent Gloucestershire Club & Ground and Board sides, and the Second X1 on a number of occasions in both one day and 2nd X1 championship format. He played a season in Melbourne for Bentleigh CC in the Victorian Cricket Turf Association, 2001/02.
James now owns a recruitment business, Clever-HR, from offices in the South Gloucestershire town of Chipping Sodbury. He is passionate about people and still very hands on in dealing with clients and candidates. James enjoys building relationships and attends a lot of seminars, breakfast meetings and networking clubs. He wanted to create a group that brought his business and passion together! Clever specialise in the recruitment of Financial Planning professionals with clients across the UK. Exciting times there as they approach their 4th year in business!
Batting? Right hand very lower order
Bowling? Right Arm Offie
Where would you be found in the field? Gully!
Most scared whilst batting? Facing Big Dev at Northants
Who did you NOT want to bowl at? Anyone who can boss the sweep!
Still playing? Yes, just, as club captain of Chipping Sodbury CC
Best Away Ground? Dumbleton Cricket Club
A funny cricket memory? Appearing on David Gowers Cricket Monthly in the early 90’s is up there