Bella James2022-03-23T14:17:04+00:00

Bella James

Date of Birth 27/01/1999
Age 23
NationalityNew Zealander
Player Status Placed (Stony Stratford CC - Home Counties Women's Cricket League)
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
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

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 is set to embark on her maiden UK stint in 2022 having signed with Stony Stratford for their Home Counties Women's Cricket League campaign.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 27/01/1999
Age 23
NationalityNew Zealander
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed (Stony Stratford CC - Home Counties Women's Cricket League)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Otago Sparks
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

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 is set to embark on her maiden UK stint in 2022 having signed with Stony Stratford for their Home Counties Women's Cricket League campaign.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

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