James Mason

Cricket Player

1876 – 1938


Who was James Mason?

James Ernest Mason was an English cricketer. Mason was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Blackheath, Kent and educated at Tonbridge School, where he showed promise as a batsman.

Mason made a single first-class appearance for Kent against Yorkshire at Headingley in the 1900 County Championship. He batted once in this match, scoring a single run in Kent's first-innings, before being dismissed by Schofield Haigh, with the match ending in a draw. He later played for Berkshire in the Minor Counties Championship, making a single appearance in 1905 against Monmouthshire.

Outside of cricket Mason worked as a solicitor, prior to 1912 he had been in partnership with a William Weed, however the partnership was dissolved in July 1912. He was later a legal partner at Amery-Parkes and Company with four other people, however this partnership in its then structure was dissolved in December 1914 following the retirement of a partner. This firm though continued under a different structure. He died at Wallington, Surrey on 8 February 1938. His brother, Jack, played Test cricket for England and captained Kent. Another brother, Charles, also played first-class cricket.

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Oct 29, 1876
Blackheath, London
  • England
Feb 8, 1938
Wallington, London

on July 23, 2013


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