Jamie Siddons

Country: Australia
Born: April 25, 1964, Robinvale, Victoria
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak Googly

Jamie Siddons Bio

James Darren Siddons, commonly known as Jamie Siddons, is a former Australian cricketer and current cricket coach. Despite representing Australia only once at the international level, Siddons has had a significant impact on Australian cricket in his coaching and playing career.

Born on February 25, 1964, in Victoria, Australia, Siddons made his debut for Victoria in the 1984-85 season against the formidable West Indies team. On his debut, he showcased his talent by scoring 35 runs before being dismissed by a young Courtney Walsh. Known for his aggressive strokeplay, Siddons possessed a wide range of shots that allowed him to dominate bowling attacks.

During his career, Siddons’ domestic statistics were nothing short of exceptional. He amassed a total of 10,643 Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup runs, which, at the time of his retirement in 1999-2000, was a record. Although his record has since been surpassed by his former teammate Darren Lehmann, Siddons still holds the third position on the list, behind Lehmann and Jamie Cox.

Unfortunately, Siddons was never able to represent his country in Test cricket, despite being considered one of the greatest domestic players. His chances were hampered by a severe stomach bug during the 1988 tour to Pakistan and a fractured cheekbone caused by a bouncer from Merv Hughes in 1991-92, which severely dented his confidence. Siddons has expressed regret over missing the opportunity to play for Australia, calling it his “worst moment in sport.”

Siddons’ move to South Australia in the early 1990s proved to be significant in his career. Not only did he recover from his injury, but he also took on a leadership role and captained the team to a Sheffield Shield win in the 1995-96 season. With South Australia, Siddons scored 1190 runs at an impressive average of 66.11, including four centuries, earning him the title of Sheffield Shield Player of the Year in 1992-93.

Apart from his exceptional batting skills, Siddons was also an outstanding fielder, particularly at slip and in the covers. His agility and safe pair of hands led to him holding the record for the most catches in domestic first-class cricket, jointly holding 189 catches with John Inverarity.

After retiring from playing, Siddons seamlessly transitioned into coaching. He started as an assistant coach at the Centre of Excellence and later became an assistant coach of the Australian national team. His rise through the management ranks was rapid, and he was eventually appointed the senior coach at the Centre of Excellence before the 2005 Ashes series.

In October 2007, Siddons accepted an offer to become the coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team. Initially hesitant due to mismatched terms and conditions, Siddons eventually took on the role and contributed to the development of Bangladeshi cricket. His coaching journey allowed him to have a hands-on role with international teams, something he missed during his playing days.

James Darren Siddons’ contribution to Australian cricket, both as a player and coach, is significant. With his exceptional batting skills, remarkable fielding abilities, and swift rise through the coaching ranks, Siddons’ impact on the development and growth of Australian cricket is undeniable.

Jamie Siddons Career Stats

Jamie Siddons Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 0 32 32 32 37 86.48 0 0 3 0 0 0
FC 160 280 22 11587 245 44.91 - - 35 53 - - 206 0
List A 70 66 8 1755 102 30.25 - - 1 11 - - 33 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jamie Siddons Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 160 - 522 347 2 1/8 - 173.5 3.98 261 - 0 0
List A 70 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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