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James John Atkinson (born August 1990 in Hong Kong) is an international cricketer who plays cricket for Hong Kong. He also captained the Hong Kong cricket team before stepping down in May 2015. A wicket-keeper, he has also represented Hong Kong at Under-19s level, and was selected as part of their squad for the 2010 U-19 Cricket World Cup.[1] He was the first player (either male or female) born in the 1990s to play in ODI cricket as he made his debut at the age of 17 in 2008 against Pakistan during the 2008 Asia Cup.[2][3] His father Steve played Minor Counties cricket.

Jamie Atkinson
Personal information
Full nameJames John Atkinson
BornHong Kong
BattingRight-handed
RoleWicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 14)24 June 2008 v Pakistan
Last ODI6 November 2016 v Papua New Guinea
T20I debut (cap 2)16 March 2014 v Nepal
Last T20I12 March 2016 v Scotland
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2009–2011Durham UCCE/MCCU
2013Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 8 13 9 18
Runs scored 214 202 159 470
Batting average 26.75 16.83 11.35 31.33
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/3
Top score 59 53 34 85
Catches/stumpings 10/6 14/0 14/1 23/6
Source: CricketArchive, 16 February 2017

In 2014, Atkinson captained the Hong Kong team in their first global tournament, the World T20 in Bangladesh, defeating the hosts in their final match after two losses. His highest score was 31 from 20 balls against Afghanistan in Chittagong before getting out LBW.

In May 2015, he stepped down as Hong Kong's captain citing lack of form as his main reason. The decision came after he led the side in a 59-run win over Namibia in which he made an unbeaten 37-ball 64 in a T20 match.[4] In April 2019, he was named in Hong Kong's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Jamie Atkinson". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Has anyone born after 1990 played Test cricket?". ESPN. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  3. ^ "World Twenty20 2014: Hong Kong ready to shine - Jamie Atkinson". BBC Sport. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ Jamie Atkinson steps down as Hong Kong captain
  5. ^ "All to play for in last ever World Cricket League tournament". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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