James Bracey is part of test cricket history as James Anderson claims his 600th test wicket

August 25 2020
James Bracey is part of test cricket history as James Anderson claims his 600th test wicket

AS one of those “I was there” moments, James Bracey can claim a top draw candidate.

The cricketer who grew up and learned his game in Winterbourne was on as a fielding substitute for England on the last day of the third test against Pakistan when James Anderson claimed his 600th test wicket: the first fast bowler to reach that landmark.

James was first to congratulate Anderson as he claimed the wicket that earned him the milestone.

James has been part of the England team ‘bubble’ as they played test matches against the West Indies and Pakistan this summer, after impressing in practice matches.

The 23 year old joined Winterbourne Cricket Club when he was just 7, and has since become a mainstay for Gloucestershire and has appeared for England Lions.

James also got in the action as a substitute fielder, catching Asad Shafiq at short leg to give skipper Joe Root a wicket.