Full name Christopher Richard Swan
Born August 10, 1978, Southport, Queensland
Current age 38 years 227 days
Major teams Queensland
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Queensland v New South Wales at Brisbane, Oct 27-30, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Queensland v New South Wales at Brisbane, Nov 15-18, 2011 scorecard|
|List A debut||Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Nov 14, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Feb 11, 2012 scorecard|
|Only Twenty20||Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder at Brisbane, Jan 17, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/12||Qld U23s||v S Aust U23s||Brisbane||13 Feb 2012||Other|
|0/64, 3||Queensland||v West Aust||Brisbane||11 Feb 2012||LA|
|1/16||Heat||v Syd Thunder||Brisbane||17 Jan 2012||T20|
|1, 3/78, 6*, 2/29||Queensland||v NSW||Brisbane||15 Nov 2011||FC|
|6, 1/12||Qld U23s||v Vic U23s||Melbourne||7 Nov 2011||Other|
|0/37||Queensland||v Victoria||Brisbane||9 Oct 2011||LA|
|37, 0/45, 0||Queensland||v South Aust||Adelaide||21 Feb 2011||FC|
|1/34, 4, 2/39, 55*||Qld U23s||v NSW U23s||Sydney||15 Feb 2011||Other|
|4/86, 0, 2*||Queensland||v NSW||Sydney||18 Dec 2010||FC|
|2/59, 0, 1||Queensland||v West Aust||Brisbane||10 Dec 2010||FC|
Chris Swan, the Gold Coast swing bowler, was called to help out Queensland's injury-hit squad for the Pura Cup match against New South Wales in 2006-07 and didn't disappoint. On debut, he claimed 2 for 85 and 3 for 56 in the 74-run loss. Despite the strong performance, he was not required again and missed out on a contract at the end of the season. However, he returned for four Pura Cup contests and three FR Cup fixtures the following summer, which were highlighted by figures of 4 for 24 against Western Australia on one-day debut. It was enough for Swan to receive a full state deal, which he combined with work as a pest controller, and he soon developed into a leader of the attack.
In 2008-09 he was a fixture in the Sheffield Shield until succumbing to a groin injury and missing the final. There were 24 first-class breakthroughs - as well as a top score of 76 - and he was also an asset in the FR Cup. He accounted for 13 batsmen and produced a key all-round performance to help the Bulls to the title. Last summer, having recovered from groin surgery, his batting was valuable too. He was part of a record last-wicket stand of 57 with Luke Feldman that earned a Shield victory over Victoria. His collection finished at 315 runs at 28.82 in eight games, with a best of 82 against Tasmania. Not bad for a No.10. With the ball he was also impressive, grabbing 31 victims at 25.58 in the competition, including a maiden five-wicket haul against Tasmania. A Queensland junior, he was part of the state's under-age, colts and 2nd XI squads.
Cricinfo staff September 2010
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