James Marshall

Country: New Zealand
Born: February 15, 1979, Warkworth, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Batter

James Marshall Bio

James Andrew Hamilton Marshall, commonly known as James Marshall, is a former professional cricketer from New Zealand. Born on 5 August 1972 in New Plymouth, New Zealand, Marshall had a successful career playing for both his province, Northern Districts, and the New Zealand national team.

Marshall began his cricketing journey at a young age, honing his skills as a versatile batsman. Known for his ability to adapt to different positions in the lineup, Marshall showcased his talent as an opener and middle-order batsman throughout his career. He made his debut for Northern Districts in the 1997-1998 season and quickly established himself as a reliable opener.

It was in the 2004-2005 season that Marshall had his breakthrough at the international level. He made his one-day international debut for New Zealand against Australia in February 2005, showcasing his skills as a middle-order player. Impressed by his performance, the selectors called him up for the third Test against Australia, this time as an opener. This decision was based on Marshall’s potential and his solid technique, despite his relatively low batting average.

Unfortunately, Marshall struggled to perform consistently, leading to him losing his national contract in 2006. However, he continued to focus on his domestic career with Northern Districts, eventually regaining his contract after a remarkable 2007-2008 season. During this season, he scored an impressive 616 first-class runs at an average of 51.33 and captained Northern Districts to its fifth State Championship title in 2006-2007.

Despite his domestic success, Marshall faced challenges at the international level. He struggled against swing bowling, particularly during Test matches, which hampered his ability to cement a spot in the New Zealand team. However, he managed to showcase his potential with a maiden international century against Ireland in the summer of 2008.

Throughout his career, Marshall demonstrated resilience and determination. He continued to work on his game, striving to overcome his weaknesses and contribute to his team’s success. While he faced setbacks, he never let them discourage him, always ready to seize the next opportunity to prove himself.

Following his retirement from professional cricket, Marshall has remained involved in the sport. He has been active in coaching and mentoring aspiring cricketers, passing on his knowledge and experiences to the next generation. Marshall’s love for the game and his commitment to its growth and development continue to shine through his post-playing career.

With a playing style marked by versatility, resilience, and a never-give-up attitude, James Marshall has left a lasting impact on New Zealand cricket. While his career may have had its ups and downs, he will always be remembered as a cricketer who gave his all for his team, inspiring others with his dedication and love for the sport.

James Marshall Career Stats

James Marshall Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 11 0 218 52 19.81 558 39.06 0 1 29 0 5 0
T20Is 3 2 0 14 13 7 15 93.33 0 0 2 0 0 0
ODIs 10 10 0 250 161 25 313 79.87 1 1 19 4 0 0
FC 148 250 17 7422 235 31.85 - - 13 36 - - 125 0
List A 158 151 13 4902 161 35.52 - - 7 33 - - 57 0
T20s 49 42 10 698 59* 21.81 585 119.31 0 6 71 12 20 0

James Marshall Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 148 - 843 487 6 1/2 - 81.16 3.46 140.5 - 0 0
List A 158 - 487 441 6 1/20 1/20 73.5 5.43 81.1 0 0 0
T20s 49 3 54 62 1 1/29 1/29 62 6.88 54 0 0 0

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