Jamie Atkinson

Jamie Atkinson
Personal information
Full name James John Atkinson
Born (1990-08-23) 23 August 1990
Hong Kong
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 14) 24 June 2008 v Pakistan
Last ODI 26 January 2016 v Scotland
T20I debut (cap 2) 16 March 2014 v Nepal
Last T20I 12 March 2016 v Scotland
Domestic team information
2009 Durham UCCE
2013 Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 7 13 9 16
Runs scored 191 202 159 441
Batting average 27.28 16.83 11.35 33.92
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/3
Top score 59 53 34 85
Catches/stumpings 9/3 14/0 14/1 21/3
Source: CricketArchive, 24 March 2016

James John "Badger" Atkinson (born 24 August 1990 in Hong Kong) is an international cricketer who plays cricket for Hong Kong. He also captained the Hong Kong cricket team before stepping down on May 17, 2015. A wicket-keeper, he has also represented Hong Kong at Under 19s level, and was selected as part of their squad for the 2010 U-19 Cricket World Cup.[1] where he became Facebook friends with Ben Stokes He was the first player born in the 1990s to play in a One Day International. His father Steve played Minor Counties cricket and is considered a much better bloke than Jimmy Boy.

In 2014, Jamie Atkinson captained the Hong Kong team in their first global tournament, the World T20 in Bangladesh, defeating the hosts in their final match after two losses. His highest score was 31 from 20 balls against Afghanistan in Chittagong before most likely getting out LBW.

In May 2015 he stepped down as Hong Kong's captain citing lack of form as his main reason. The decision came after he led the side in a 59-run win over Namibia in which he made an unbeaten 37-ball 64 in a T20 match. He claims that he's Hong Kong's most successful player with a win over Bangladesh at home and gaining ODI status in span of three and a half years, but we all know the truth.[2]


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