Beaconsfield is delighted to announce the return of South African run machine James Warsop for their 2022 Thames Valley Cricket League campaign.
Warsop is a high-class batter playing for the star-studded Wanderers Cricket Club in Johannesburg.
A talented right-handed top-order batter, Warsop has featured inside the top 5 run-scorers in the Central Gauteng Premier League for all but 1 of the past 6 seasons. In 2019/20, he topped the charts and was awarded the CGL Premier League Batter of the Year.
A schoolboy prodigy
A schoolboy prodigy, who starred for St Albans College in Pretoria, it’s quite incredible to think he hasn’t played first-class cricket. For his College, he played over 100 first-team matches for St Albans, scoring 1,295 runs in his final year.
Regarded by St Albans coach Craig Hoyer as an “exceptional talent, head and shoulders above his peers”, Warsop has made a successful transition to senior club cricket in Gauteng.
A fearless, free-scoring batter, he kick-started his senior campaign in 2014/15 with 3 centuries, including the highest score of 188 and season average of 48.2. He hasn’t looked back and is regarded as one of the best batsmen on the club circuit.
A former Gauteng age-group player, Warsop is an exciting batter and more than useful medium-pacer, that is a regular partnership-breaker for Wanderers. He is a player that comes highly recommended by several notable coaches, including Wanderers Head Coach Jeff Levin.
Runs aplenty abroad
Holder of a British Passport, Warsop spent the 2016 season playing in Ireland for Leinster League club Balbriggan. He was a huge success, striking 630 runs at 48.46, finishing top of the LCU division two run charts. Warsop then returned in 2017, this time to play in the Northants Premier League for Stony Stratford. He racked up a further 3 league centuries amongst 653 runs at 32.65, alongside 12 wickets at 39.33.
Last summer, Warsop returned for a third stint abroad, this time for Thames Valley League club Beaconsfield. In the TVCL top flight, he dominated the run charts hitting 2 centuries amongst 671 runs at 47.93 alongside 19 wickets at 17.05.
Set for a TVCL return
Given his success, the dual passport holder is set for a second Beaconsfield stint for the upcoming 2022 season.