James Wheeler profile

  • Role: Right Handed Top Order Batsman & Wicket-Keeper
    Nickname: Wheels
    Barbarians No: 16

    A top order batsman who has improved with age, Wheels has been a piece of the furniture since joining the club as an 8-year old in 1989. As well as opening the batting for our third eleven, Wheels formed and captains our midweek twenty20 side ‘The Barbarians’.

    A dominant opening batsman, Wheels has started to score heavily in recent seasons with three of his four career hundreds coming since August 2012. Wheels is predominately a front foot player who is very strong between point and extra cover. He loves to use his feet to all types of bowling and against spinners he looks to sweep or go inside out over the covers.

    Wheels has made an excellent start to this season registering career best scores in both weekend and twenty20 cricket in June 2015. He hit 159 not out for our third eleven against Finchley which showed his full range of shots and led his side to a 199 run victory. In Twenty20 cricket he struck 73 for The Barbarians in ‘The Headstone Manor Derby’ against West Harrow as he led from the front.

    Wheels is also a more than useful wicket-keeper who is a regular behind the stumps for The Barbarians and has also kept wicket for our second and third elevens in recent seasons.

    Highlights in his cricket career include scoring a magnificent 143 against North Middlesex 3rd team as our thirds chased 350+ to win a MCCL league game. Other highlights include playing with eight members of the 2005 Australia touring side and playing at Lords in 2011 representing his work team - Sky Sports Football Department against a NPower Select XI. 

    Off the field as well as running The Barbarians he works as the club's website editor and has made big improvements to the site in recent years.
  • Awards

    Third Eleven Player of the Year - 2015, Batsman of the Year - 2015, Batsman of the Year - 2016

Performance Details

Batting and fielding history
 Total 1029214256515932.885965123510
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Season: 2017
 All teams8521128137.33000121
Season: 2016
 All teams1918358510739.00001164
Season: 2015
 All teams2220281815945.44002591
Season: 2014
 All teams1514233612328.00711294
Season: 2013
 All teams141322866926.003930230
Season: 2012 (Showing 3 of 5 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 All teams1311129610529.601121140

Bowling history
SeasonMatchesOversMaidensRunsWicketsBest Bowling5WAverageEconomy
Total717.4110541 - 5026.255.94
201410.50511 - 505.006.00
201311.00711 - 707.007.00
2012410.515221 - 14026.004.80
201115.004100 - 4100.008.20
Recent performances

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