James Cullum Tredwell cricketer
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Full name James Cullum Tredwell
Born February 27, 1982, Ashford, Kent
Current age 39 years 0 days
Major teams England, England A, England Lions, England Under-19s, Kent, Kent Cricket Board, Sussex
Nickname Tredders, Pingu
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Southlands Community Comprehensive
Batting and fielding averages
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/29, 54*||Kent 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||New Malden||27 Jun 2018||Other T20|
|12, 1/25||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Uxbridge||26 Jun 2018||Other T20|
|0, 1/25||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Uxbridge||26 Jun 2018||Other T20|
|18, 0/12||Kent||v U.S.A.||North Sound||16 Feb 2018||LA|
|1/25, 12*||Kent||v Guyana||Coolidge||10 Feb 2018||LA|
|0/24||Kent||v Leeward Is||North Sound||6 Feb 2018||LA|
|0/15||Kent||v Jamaica||North Sound||4 Feb 2018||LA|
|0/46, 10||Kent||v Guyana||North Sound||31 Jan 2018||LA|
|8*, 0/9||Kent||v Sussex||Canterbury||4 Aug 2017||T20|
|1/30||Kent||v Hampshire||Southampton||1 Aug 2017||T20|
James Tredwell's unassuming manner gives him the air of a Rotary Club chairman rather than an international sportsman, but for all his amiable ways he unobtrusively assembled a nice cricketing career with both Kent and England. When he resigned in 2018, having not played a game in his final summer, he had taken 830 wickets for Kent in 613 matches since making his debut in 2000 and also made a good contribution to England in troublesome times.
He had racked up almost a decade of unswerving district administration when England gave him the first of his 45 ODI caps, against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2010, and his offspin - bowled in a more good old, more slow style than was the standard among many of his international contemporaries - has given England stout help. Such is Tredwell's unfashionable air that he was content to talk ahead of an England tour of his hobby making home-made jam and chutney, and imagined packing a couple of jars to help him through his latest overseas assignment. In Kent in particular, they valued his delicate talents, backed up by fantastic close catching and some helpful lower-request batting. As Vic Marks wrote in The Guardian: "James Tredwell is not and never will be a superstar. He is the's journeyman and a fine antidote to the VIP cricketer."
It was as a restricted overs cricketer that Tredwell also made the greater part of his early appearances for Kent but by 2003 he was representing the province in the two forms of the game on a regular basis. He captained the England Under-19s side and drove Kent second XI to achievement in the Second XI Prize final of 2002 when he scored 111. His conspicuous potential elevated him to a place in the ECB National Academy squad for 2003-04, where he wound up captaining the squad in troublesome circumstances following the withdrawal of Alex Gidman. His performances earned him a call up to the England Performance Squad in the winter of 2007. He was in this way rewarded with inclusion in England's one-day squad for their tour of New Zealand in 2008.
Tredwell didn't get a game on that tour, but steady performances with the England Lions and Kent, including a career-best 123 not out against a touring New Zealand side and 69 wickets in the Area Championship in 2009 kept him in contention. He was called up as cover for Swann during England's tour to South Africa in 2009-10 and, although once again he didn't feature in a starting XI, he was included in the Lions tour to UAE in February 2010. His consistent performances booked him a place in England's squad to tour Bangladesh in February and March 2010 and he finally made his debut in the second Test at Dhaka, taking six wickets in England's nine-wicket win. He was one of four spinners picked for England's tour of Sri Lanka in March 2012 and he played a part in the one-day series against Australia and South Africa that late spring.
With Swann rested, he made his T20 international debut in India in December 2012 and then followed that up with 11 wickets in the ODIs that followed after Christmas. He was an altogether different character to the social butterfly - and profoundly effective - Swann and, in the event that he was improbable at any point to hit such heights, he made international cricket appear to be an amiable place to be. His advancement as an offspinner was steady rather than spectacular but he had a steady temperament and ability to vary his pace great habits can bring rewards and they started to come thick and fast. England's interest didn't stretch out to Test cricket: he won his first of two caps against Bangladesh in Dhaka and, following Swann's abrupt retirement during a Test whitewash in Australia in 2013-14, England looked elsewhere the following summer before giving him a second cap in Antigua in 2015.
Tredwell's was named Kent captain for 2013, following Burglarize Key's decision to stand down. But his form in top notch cricket had by then become less noteworthy than in the more limited formats and, under challenge from the tyro Adam Riley, he even accepted a loan spell at Sussex in 2014 in search of regular cricket before returning to Kent at the finish of the season and settling back in with typical economy in the restricted overs formats.
England's disastrous World Cup campaign in Australia in 2015, however, finished his England career at 33. Peter Moores was sacked as coach, Trevor Bayliss took over and another high-energy brand of cricket had a bad situation for him. "Sometimes a change of view means that some individuals are put on the rubbish tip," he said. When he become undesirable with Kent in 2017, he sought discussions with other counties to try to attain regular cricket, but his career was nearing its end.