James Langridge

James Langridge Sussex CCC
James Langridge

James Langridge, brother of John and father of R.J., was a left-hand batsman and slow left-arm bowler who played 622 matches between 1924 and 1953 also 8 Test Matches for England between 1933 and 1946.

He scored 28,894 runs including 39 centuries average 35.54 and took 1,416 wickets at 22.34 runs each including 5 wickets in an innings 88 times and 10 wickets in a match on 14 occasions. He scored 1,000 runs in a season 20 times and took 100 wickets in a season 4 times achieving the double on 4 occasions.

His highest score was 167 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 1936 and his best bowling was 9 for 34 against Yorkshire at Sheffield in 1934. He also performed the hat-trick on one occasion.

He was awarded his County cap in 1926 and captained Sussex from 1950 to 1952 and after his playing days he was Sussex coach from 1953 to 1959.

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