“Jim” Hammond was a steady right-hand opening or middle order batsman and right arm medium pace bowler who played 196 matches between 1928 and 1946.
He scored 4,251 runs at an average of 18.73 and took 128 wickets at 28.71 runs each including 5 wickets in an innings 16 times and 10 wickets in a match once.
His best bowling performance was 8 for 76 against Surrey at The Oval in 1934 and he took a hat-trick against Warwickshire at Hove in 1946.
His only century was 103 not out scored against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1936. An amateur soccer International for England, he also played as a professional inside forward for Fulham.
On retirement from first-class cricket he coached at Cheltenham college until 1961. He spent three years as a first-class umpire and then became coach at Brighton college.