A stylish middle order batsman who can make batting look ridiculously easy, James made his Shropshire debut in 1998. He took over the captaincy during the 2007 season and retained that position for 2008 & 2009.
James spent 2010 with Herefordshire and re-joined Shropshire for 2011 and has now scored 4000 Championship runs for the County.
James was re-appointed County captain during 2014 and will again lead the side in 2015.
A safe catcher, James also bowls leg breaks. Club cricket is played for Bridgnorth CC in the Birmingham League.