James McCollum

James Alexander McCollum (born 1 August 1995) is an Irish cricketer.[2] He made his international debut for the Ireland cricket team in February 2019.[3] In January 2020, he was one of nineteen players to be awarded a central contract from Cricket Ireland,[4] the first year in which all contracts were awarded on a full-time basis.[5]

James McCollum
Personal information
Full nameJames Alexander McCollum
Born (1995-08-01) 1 August 1995 (age 24)
Craigavon, Armagh[1]
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 15)15 March 2019 v Afghanistan
Last Test24 July 2019 v England
ODI debut (cap 53)28 February 2019 v Afghanistan
Last ODI12 January 2020 v West Indies
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2014–presentNorthern Knights
2017Durham MCCU
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 9 17 31
Runs scored 73 185 1,087 660
Batting average 18.25 20.55 45.29 22.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/2 2/6 1/2
Top score 39 73 119* 102
Balls bowled 126 84
Wickets 5 1
Bowling average 17.60 48.00
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match - 0 0
Best bowling 5/32 1/14
Catches/stumpings 2/– 1/– 3/– 8/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 April 2020

Domestic careerEdit

He made his first-class debut on 28 March 2017 for Durham MCCU against Gloucestershire as part of the Marylebone Cricket Club University fixtures.[6] Prior to his first-class debut, he played for Northern Knights in the 2016 Inter-Provincial Championship in Ireland.[7]

He made his Twenty20 debut for Northern Knights in the 2017 Inter-Provincial Trophy on 23 June 2017.[8] He made his List A debut for Northern Knights in the 2017 Inter-Provincial Cup on 6 August 2017.[9] He was the leading run-scorer for Northern Knights in the 2018 Inter-Provincial Championship, with 442 runs in four matches.[10]

International careerEdit

In December 2018, he was one of nineteen players to be awarded a central contract by Cricket Ireland for the 2019 season.[11][12] In January 2019, he was named in Ireland's Test and One Day International (ODI) squads for their series against Afghanistan in India.[13][14] He made his ODI debut for Ireland against Afghanistan on 28 February 2019.[15] He made his Test debut for Ireland against Afghanistan on 15 March 2019.[16]

In June 2019, he was named in the Ireland Wolves squad for their home series against the Scotland A cricket team.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "James McCollum". Wisden. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW: James McCollum". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "James McCollum". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Gareth Delany, Shane Getkate amongst 19 men's central player contracts offered ahead of a busy 2020". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Delany, Getkate highlight Ireland men's central contracts list for 2020". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches, Gloucestershire v Durham MCCU at Bristol, Mar 28-30, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Championship, Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights at Dublin, May 10-12, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy, Northern Knights v Leinster Lightning at Belfast, Jun 23, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup at Waringstown, Aug 6, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Championship, 2018 - Northern Knights: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  11. ^ "19 men's central player contracts finalised ahead of busy 2019". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Ireland women to receive first professional contracts". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Ireland announce squads for Afghanistan series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Stirling to captain Ireland T20 squad, new faces named for upcoming Oman and Afghanistan series". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  15. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Ireland tour of India at Dehra Dun, Feb 28 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Only Test, Ireland tour of India at Dehra Dun, Mar 15-19 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Ireland Wolves squads named for Scotland 'A' series". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 5 June 2019.

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