Will James be the next Cricket Superstar?
James started playing cricket at the age of nine with the Smithfield Cricket Club before moving on to the Northern Districts Cricket Club. James had a successful junior career – he was selected for the Australian under-15s side, and also played state cricket for South Australia, playing in the U15s, U17s and U19s. He also played AFL, and at the end of 2007 he switched full-time to football after being drafted by the Adelaide Crows. Unfortunately a serious hip condition forced him to retire the following year. Instead, James was offered a full time position with the Crows as a Junior Development Officer, which involved travelling to schools to promote healthy living and lifestyle. During this time he had a break from high-level cricket and played for Stansbury Cricket Club. Wanting to reignite his cricket career, James went to England in 2011 where he had a four month stint playing for Nottinghamshire side Wiseton. He returned to Adelaide in August 2011 and rejoined the Northern Districts Cricket Club. James currently works with a family friend installing air conditioning units. In his spare time he plays mixed netball with his girlfriend, and enjoys water skiing.