James Campbell Posts 150th First Grade Appearance

James Campbell 150 First Grade appearances

Upon taking the field for round 7's match against Randwick Petersham, James Campbell made his 150th top grade appearance for the Bears. This significant milestone comes in Jimmy's tenth first grade season and sees him trailing only the Aitken brothers in first grade appearances for the club amongst active players.

A Bear to his bootstraps, James has played for the club for as long as he has owned whites, coming through our juniors to make his AW Green Shield debut in 2006/07. After taking 9 wickets in the final of the Bears’ storied 2010/11 second grade premiership (achieved by reverse outright over rivals, Gordon), Jimmy made his first grade debut in 2010/11, earning cap 624.

Jimmy quickly established himself in the top grade, taking 6/63 in his first innings and 9 wickets overall in his debut match against UNSW. Jimmy hasn't looked back since, terrorising the competition with his incisive new ball spells. In 2019/20, Jimmy's form earned him a recall to the NSW second XI after a seven year absence.

Jimmy also holds a club batting record. In 2012/13, he and Nic Bills combined to put on 156 for the final wicket against Bankstown, setting the new benchmark.

A two-time winner of the Access RnD Bradman Medal, James has taken his 239 first grade wickets for the club at an average of 27.20 with seven 5-fors. In the past three seasons Jimmy has been particularly deadly, claiming 41 wickets at 22.26 in 2018/19, 35 at 23.46 in 2019/20 and 18 at 20.94 this season.

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