Bella James2022-08-09T02:55:55+01:00

Bella James

Date of Birth 27/01/1999
Age 23
NationalityNew Zealander
Player Status Available
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Otago Sparks, Buckinghamshire Women's
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

** Available for the UK/EU 2023 season **

Bella James is an accomplished top-order batter playing for the Otago Sparks in New Zealand’s domestic competitions.

A schoolgirl prodigy, James made her Otago Sparks debut aged 15 during the 2014/15 season. The following season (2016), she was named New Zealand Secondary School’s “Player of the Year”, culminating with selection for the White Ferns Development Program.

Since her Sparks debut, she has gone on to represent the “Deep South” in 92 matches (51 List A, 41 T20), and was skipper between 2019 and 2021.

James is a talented batter and useful off-spinner who is also a practicing NZC Level 1 coach with a Diploma in Sports Management and Coaching.

Recommended by Sparks team-mate, Kate Ebrahim, James headed North to play for Stony Stratford in 2022. She absolutely excelled for the club hitting notable scores including 222* (126 balls) and 170 (82) in the Home Counties Women's Cricket League, not to mention a ton (125*) for the Buckinghamshire Women's side.

James was a stand-out in the women's game and is now eager to return abroad in 2023 to pursue higher opportunities.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Stony Stratford (2022)
Date of Birth 27/01/1999
Age 23
NationalityNew Zealander
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Otago Sparks, Buckinghamshire Women's
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

** Available for the UK/EU 2023 season **

Bella James is an accomplished top-order batter playing for the Otago Sparks in New Zealand’s domestic competitions.

A schoolgirl prodigy, James made her Otago Sparks debut aged 15 during the 2014/15 season. The following season (2016), she was named New Zealand Secondary School’s “Player of the Year”, culminating with selection for the White Ferns Development Program.

Since her Sparks debut, she has gone on to represent the “Deep South” in 92 matches (51 List A, 41 T20), and was skipper between 2019 and 2021.

James is a talented batter and useful off-spinner who is also a practicing NZC Level 1 coach with a Diploma in Sports Management and Coaching.

Recommended by Sparks team-mate, Kate Ebrahim, James headed North to play for Stony Stratford in 2022. She absolutely excelled for the club hitting notable scores including 222* (126 balls) and 170 (82) in the Home Counties Women's Cricket League, not to mention a ton (125*) for the Buckinghamshire Women's side.

James was a stand-out in the women's game and is now eager to return abroad in 2023 to pursue higher opportunities.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Stony Stratford (2022)
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