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James

Jimmy Anderson
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Personal information
Full name James Michael Anderson
Nickname Jimmy
Born July 30 1982 (1982-07-30) (age 35)
Burnley, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Role Bowler
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
Test debut (cap 631) 22 May 2003: v Zimbabwe
Last Test 9 August 2007: v India
ODI debut (cap 172) 15 December 2002: v Australia
Last ODI 29 August 2007:  v India
ODI shirt no. 9
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–present Lancashire
Other information
Education St Theodore's Roman Catholic High School, Burnley
Marital status Married
(to Daniella since 2006)
Favourite teams Arsenal F.C.
As of:
9 September, 2007
James Michael (Jimmy) Anderson (born 30 July 1982 in Burnley, Lancashire) is an international English cricketer.

Anderson's rise from a relative nobody to a Test regular is quite remarkable. One year, he found himself playing for Lancashire League club Burnley, the next he was taking wickets in the 2003 World Cup for England. Still only 20 years old, Anderson's prize ODI scalps included Adam Gilchrist and most of the Pakistan batting order, which succumbed to his devastating in-swinging yorkers.

Perhaps his career defining moment, however, was his hat-trick against Pakistan in the Natwest Challenge of 2003. Although the wickets were mainly against lower order batsmen, it was still quite an achievement, as at the time he was at the age of just 22.

Lancashire County Cricket Club - current squad
1 Loye2 Law3 Chapple5 Sutcliffe6 Hodge7 Sutton8 Newby9 Anderson11 Flintoff
14 Brown15 Croft16 Cross17 Marshall18 Cork19 Mahmood20 Horton21 Chilton (c)
22 Hogg23 Keedy24 Smith25 Mullaney26 LaxmanCoach: Watkinson
England squad - 2003 World Cup
1 Knight2 Caddick3 Hussain4 Stewart5 Collingwood6 White11 Flintoff15 Irani
22 Hoggard23 Trescothick28 Harmison29 Giles37 Blackwell40 Anderson99 Vaughan
Coach: Fletcher
England squad - 2007 World Cup
5 Collingwood7 Bell9 Anderson11 Flintoff14 Strauss17 Plunkett18 Lewis19 Mahmood
24 Pietersen34 Dalrymple36 Joyce39 Broad42 Bopara46 Panesar47 Nixon99 Vaughan (c)
Coach: Fletcher
England central contract holders - 2009/10
AndersonBellBroadCollingwoodCookOnionsPietersenPrior
SidebottomStraussSwannCoach: Flower

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