Gerald T.H. James
Gerald James is one of a number of quality all-rounders to participate in the competition between the two World Wars. He was born at New Norfolk in 1907.
Gerald played the majority of his club cricket for Glenorchy but also representing North Hobart, New Town and TCA Colts. In a career lasting thirty years he played 322 games (203 of those with Glenorchy) taking a competition record 949 wickets. He captured five wickets in an innings on an amazing 61 occasions and ten or more in a match seven times. His best figures were 9/11 against New Town in 1945-46 when he was well into the veteran stage. With the bat Gerald scored 9,455 runs with 12 centuries.
Gerald played with New Town during the Club’s run of five premierships in six years between 1926 and 1931. He then lead Glenorchy to back to back titles in 1942 and 1943, and played in the club’s 1949 premiership.
Gerald James made his First-Class debut in 1928 going on to play thirty fiveirst-class matches for Tasmania, the last being in 1946.
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