Jamie Porter

Country: England
Born: May 25, 1993, Leytonstone, Essex
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowler

Jamie Porter Bio

James Alexander Porter, commonly known as Jamie Porter, is a highly skilled cricketer hailing from England. Born on November 7, 1992, Porter is a right-arm pace bowler known for his ability to take wickets with his lethal deliveries. He played a significant role in Essex’s Championship triumph in 2017, their first win in 25 years.

Porter’s remarkable season saw him take 75 wickets at a staggering average of 16.83 runs, topping the wicket-taking table and earning him various accolades, including the prestigious Cricket Writers’ Club Championship Player of the Year award. Despite his modest speed, often barely surpassing 80mph, Porter’s ability to generate movement both through the air and off the seam made him a constant threat to opposition batsmen.

While representing the Lions, England’s second-string side, Porter came close to earning a Test cap in 2018. However, apart from that, he has primarily showcased his talent by leading a predominantly homegrown Essex pace attack at Chelmsford. His contributions were invaluable in guiding Essex to another Championship victory in 2019, where he picked up an impressive 48 wickets at an average of 25.70.

In 2017-18, Porter’s chances of joining England’s Ashes touring party with the Lions were dashed due to a back stress fracture. Nevertheless, he was widely regarded as one of the most deserving candidates for an England call-up based on his outstanding Championship performances. He finally received the long-awaited opportunity when he was named in the squad for the first Test against India at Edgbaston, but unfortunately, he did not make his Test debut.

Porter’s journey to professional cricket was not a straightforward one. Initially, he failed to impress during his teenage years at both Essex and Middlesex. Disheartened, he began contemplating a career in recruitment. However, he decided to give cricket another shot and joined Essex after showcasing his potential with MCC Young Cricketers and Chingford CC in the Essex League. His debut in first-class cricket arrived in September 2014, and after taking a wicket with his fifth ball, Porter left his office job behind to focus on his cricketing aspirations.

Over the next couple of years, Porter established himself as a promising seam bowler for Essex, consistently taking over 50 wickets in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Playing a pivotal role, he spearheaded Essex’s attack during their Division Two title-winning campaign in 2016. Renowned for his inquisitive nature and his ability to constantly challenge batsmen, Porter earned praises from his coach Paul Grayson for his refreshing approach to the game. One of his standout moments was when he targeted and dismissed Australian opener David Warner for just 4 runs during the 2015 tour match against Australia.

Porter’s transition to Division One cricket with Essex surpassed expectations as he seamlessly filled the void left by veteran bowlers David Masters and Graham Napier. In late August of the championship-winning campaign, Porter’s remarkable spell of 7 for 55 against Somerset showcased his class and played a pivotal role in Essex’s dominant season, despite being newly promoted.

James Alexander Porter’s journey from the verge of giving up on his cricketing dreams to becoming a leading wicket-taker for Essex is a testament to his tenacity and talent. With his ability to consistently trouble batsmen with his movement and accuracy, Porter has undoubtedly established himself as one of the most skillful bowlers in English county cricket. As he continues to hone his craft, cricket lovers eagerly await his eventual international debut, where he has the potential to make a significant impact.

Jamie Porter Career Stats

Jamie Porter Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 124 143 58 505 34 5.94 2030 24.87 0 0 53 1 40 0
List A 41 18 12 55 10* 9.16 109 50.45 0 0 3 0 8 0
T20s 25 6 5 5 1* 5 7 71.42 0 0 0 0 6 0

Jamie Porter Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 124 220 20481 11069 466 7/41 12/95 23.75 3.24 43.9 27 17 3
List A 41 39 1902 1548 40 4/29 4/29 38.7 4.88 47.5 3 0 0
T20s 25 24 421 636 19 4/20 4/20 33.47 9.06 22.1 2 0 0

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