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James Middlebrook

James Middlebrook
Personal information
Full name
James Daniel Middlebrook
Born (1977-05-13) 13 May 1977 (age 47)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleAll rounder
Domestic team information
2010–2014Northamptonshire (squad no. 7)
Umpiring information
WODIs umpired2 (2023)
WT20Is umpired5 (2024)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 226 192 106
Runs scored 7,873 1,737 613
Batting average 27.72 20.19 13.62
100s/50s 10/35 0/1 0/0
Top score 127 57* 43
Balls bowled 34,871 6,745 1,532
Wickets 475 146 56
Bowling average 38.15 36.43 34.67
5 wickets in innings 15 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 0
Best bowling 6/78 4/27 3/13
Catches/stumpings 112/– 51/– 27/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 21 January 2016

James Middlebrook (born 13 May 1977)[1] is a former English first-class cricketer, who last played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club on a short-term contract. He played as an all-rounder, batting right-handed and bowling off spin. Since retiring from professional cricket Middlebrook has become an umpire, standing in first-class matches from the 2017 season onwards.[2]


Middlebrook was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and made his first-class debut in the 1998 English cricket season with Yorkshire, but was released by them in 2001.[1] From 2002 to 2008 he plied his trade with Essex, taking 32 first-class wickets and 20 one day wickets. Middlebrook joined Northamptonshire at the start of the 2010 season,[3] where he regularly opened the batting. In January 2010, Middlebrook along with new team-mate David Sales, was picked to represent the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Durham in Abu Dhabi.[4] Despite being Northants leading runscorer in the 2014 season, Middlebrook was released following the club's relegation to Division Two of the County Championship.[5] He was signed by Yorkshire on a short-term contract as cover for Adil Rashid whilst the leg-spinner was part of England's tour party in the West Indies.


  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 374. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.
  2. ^ Boon, Cosker among five new ECB Cricket Liaison Officers, CricInfo, 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  3. ^ Northants sign James Middlebrook and Paul Harrison, BBC Sport, 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  4. ^ MCC pick Northants' David Sales and James Middlebrook BBC Sport. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  5. ^ Dobell, George Northants wield axe after poor year, Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-01-21.

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