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Chris Woakes

Chris Woakes
Personal information
Full name Christopher Roger Woakes
Born (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25)
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
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Only Test (cap 657) 21 August 2013 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 217) 23 January 2011 v Australia
Last ODI 2 June 2013 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 31
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2006–present Warwickshire (squad no. 19)
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Source: CricketArchive; http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/247235.html, 2 November 2013

Christopher Roger Woakes (born 2 March 1989) is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast pace bowler who found success at Warwickshire to the extent that he topped Warwickshire's 2008 county bowling averages, and was selected for the England Lions squad as well as the preliminary 2009 ICC World Twenty20 championship.[1] He made his Test debut against Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in 2013.

Early life

Woakes was born in March 1989 in Birmingham, and attended Barr Beacon Language College from 2000-2007. He began playing cricket when he was seven years old. He started out with Aston Manor Cricket Club, and then moved to Walmley Cricket Club to play a higher level of 1st Team cricket. He then played three games in the 2006 Minor Counties Trophy for Herefordshire, and for Warwickshire's under-15, under-17, Academy and Second XI teams between 2004 and 2007.[2]

Career

Woakes represented Warwickshire in one match during the 2006 season, during a West Indian tour of England. Woakes picked up three wickets in the match. He has since represented Warwickshire in the Second XI Championship.[3]

He was a regular for the Warwickshire First XI in 2008. He took 42 wickets at an average of 20.57 over the course of the County Championship season, topping Warwickshire's bowling averages.[4]

On 6 April 2009, Woakes was given a call up to the England Cricket squad for the World Twenty20 in June. Allan Donald tipped Woakes as a future England international cricketer.[5] Woakes was then chosen to play for the England Lions in a warm-up match against the West Indies.[6] In the first innings, he achieved bowling figures of 6-43 (including the wickets of Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul) as the West Indies were bowled out for 203.[7] During the same season he scored 131 not out against Hampshire, his maiden first-class century, batting at number nine and sharing a 222-run partnership with Jonathan Trott.[8] In an England Lions game against Australia cricket team Woakes was able to pick up the wickets of Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey.

Woakes made his International Twenty20 debut on 12 January 2011 against Australia in Adelaide. Opening the bowling, he took figures of 1/34, taking the wicket of Australian captain Cameron White with his final delivery. He later scored the winning runs, as England won off the last ball with just one wicket left and one run required.

On 21st August 2013, Woakes made his test debut for England in the 5th Ashes Test.

Woakes claimed his 200th first-class wicket in Warwickshire's victory over Sussex in the County Championship in July 2011.[9]

References

External links

  • CricketArchive
  • ESPNcricinfo

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