Nick James played for Glamorgan between 2009 and 2013 during which time the left-handed batsman and left-arm spin bowler scored a couple of half centuries in first-class games, had a spell opening the batting in Championship matches and claiming 21 wickets in all formats.
Nick had enjoyed a brief trial with the Welsh county during 2009 following a spell on the staff of Warwickshire when he also played for England Under19s, besides appearing in one red-ball and eleven white-ball matches for the Birmingham-based club. He duly played in a couple of List A games for the Welsh county during September 2009 before signing for Glamorgan.
He continued to enjoy much success at 2nd XI level, as shown during the final game of the 2013 season where Nick scored a match-winning century against Leicestershire 2nd XI at the Diamond Ground in Cardiff. In 2011 Nick also made an imperious 234 – at the time the Club’s second highest individual innings – for Glamorgan 2nd XI against their counterparts from Hampshire at the Rose Bowl Nursery.
In 2013 Nick was also in the Welsh county’s squad for their Yorkshire Bank40 semi-final against the Hampshire Royals as well as the final at Lord’s against the Notts Outlaws, but was released at the end of the season having not secured a regular place in either the Championship or one-day teams.
JAMES, Nicholas Alexander
Born – Sandwell, 17th September 1986.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 83 v Oxford University at The Parks, 2012; 2/28 v Kent at Canterbury, 2011.
In List A cricket – 15 and 2/19 v Worcestershire at New Road, 2010.
In T20 cricket – 27 v Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College, 2013; 2/22 v Gloucestershire at Bristol, 2011.