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James Day

Australia | All-Rounder (Seam)

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James Day
Born19/03/1985
Country Australia
Player Status Placed -
Player Type All-Rounder (Seam)
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Medium-Fast
Player Level Amateur
Entry Route Ancestry / Residency Visa
Major TeamsNew South Wales Schoolboys, U17s, U19s; Sydney South East, University of New South Wales 1st Grade
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket Australia Level 2 (UKCC Level 3 Equivalent)

 

James Day (33) is quite simply, the perfect overseas professional, he now meets Cat 3E regulations. Day bats top order, bowls seam-up, is a qualified teacher, accredited coach and UK Ancestry Visa holder.

He was runner-up in both Sydney Grade Cricket’s “Champion Player” and University of New South Wales “Player of the Year” awards in 2012/13 courtesy of 556 runs at 46.3 and 27 wickets at 15.7.

Highlights from his stellar summer with UNSW included his 118* (317 balls) against Sutherland in the 1st Grade Semi-Final and his 5-26 (7) including a hatrick consisting of Mark Stoneman (Durham), Scott Coyte (NSW) and Aaron Yabsley against Campbelltown-Camden. His exploits helped UNSW finish Minor Premiers for the second year running and also runners-up in the T20 competition.

In 2013/14, he continued to star in the Sydney Grade competition with a further 477 runs at 53 in first-grade alongside 11 wickets at 28.90 with highlights including notable scores against Sydney (129), University (70) and St George (88).

Day is an accomplished cricketer, who boasts an impressive career in both grade and representative cricket. He was involved with the NSW Under-17 and Under-19 squads (2000-03) and was named in the NSW Schoolboys team after being named “Player of the Tournament” in 2002. He was the UNSW Poidevan-Gray Shield Captain in 2005 and in 2007 represented the Sydney South East State League Cup side. The following year, he played league cricket in Essex (382 runs at 27.29 and 36 wickets at 19.89).

Day has since continued to excel for UNSW and, since 2010, has been heavily involved with club coaching. He has acted as head coach for the UNSW Green Shield, who finished runners-up and quarter-finalists over the past two years. In 2013/14, he was Assistant club coach and also skippered UNSW in several games, in the absence of NSW Blues batsman David Dawson.

Day returned to the UK in 2014, this time to play for Chesham in the Home Counties Premier League. Unfortunately, he sustained a season hampering injury early doors which ultimately affected his performances, yet still managed 394 runs at 28.14 and 19 wickets at 21.94.

A brief return to Sydney for 2 games preceded a third stint abroad. Alongside his teaching commitments, he played for Camberley in Division 1 of the Surrey Championship. He scored 523 runs at 32.69 and picked up 18 wickets at 29.17. In 2016, he showed his true colours. Returning to Camberley for a second stint, he scored 584 runs at 73 and took 24 wickets at 10.63 to help guide the club to the league title and subsequent promotion back to Division 1. He has had another successful season with Camberley this 2017 season, notching up 517 league runs at a shade under 40 and with the ball has taken 14 handy wickets at just over 25. He then played a couple of games in 2018, but couldn't commit to more due to teaching commitments.

James Day is now considering his options for the 2019 season and a player with this experience makes him a great signing for any club.

 

Last Updated

11/09/2018

Statistics

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
UNSW (2014/15) 2 2 0 10 10 5.00 7 56 0 0/26 -
UNSW (2013/14) 14 15 4 515 129 46.80 114 331 12 3/21 27.60
UNSW (2012/13) 23 24  6 704 118 39.10  168 599 39 5/26 15.40

 

Statistical record last updated 15th September, 2016

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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Camberley (2018) 2 2 0 61 35 30.50 2 5 1 1/5 5.00
Camberley (2017) 16 14 1 517 123 39.77 93 359 14 3/19 25.64
Camberley (2016) 15 12 4 584 109* 73.00 94.2 255 24 4/23 10.63
Camberley (2015) 17  17  1 523 81 32.69 133.3 525 18 3/54 29.17
Chesham (2014) 17 17 3 394 67 28.14 124.4 417 19 3/32 21.94
Hutton (2008) 16 16  2 382 76 27.29  216.5 716 36 5/53 19.89