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James Tomlinson

Key facts

Full Name: James Andrew Tomlinson
Born: June 12 1982 , Winchester
County: Hampshire
Batting Style: Left-hand batsman
Bowling Style: Left-arm medium

Biography

Having joined Hampshire in 2002, left-arm seamer Tomlinson enjoyed his breakthrough year in 2008 as he claimed 67 first-class wickets. That impressive haul, which included a brilliant 8-46 at Taunton of all venues, earned Tomlinson the club's player of the year award. Injuries have persistently held back Tomlinson's progress - he missed the entire 2005 season with a back problem - and as a result he rarely features in limited-overs cricket. But, when fit, he is a key figure in Hampshire's attack as he demonstrated with match figures of 7-84 against Warwickshire in August 2011. The ...

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