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Full name Charles Edward Shreck
Born January 6, 1978, Truro, Cornwall
Current age 36 years 203 days
Major teams Cornwall, Kent, Leicestershire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Nottinghamshire, Wellington
Nickname Shrecker, Ogre, Stoat, Chough
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 7 in
Education Truro School
|First-class debut||Nottinghamshire v Durham UCCE at Nottingham, Apr 12-14, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Leicestershire at Worcester, Jul 13-16, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999|
|Last List A||Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, Jul 27, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jun 24, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire at Nottingham, Jul 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1*, 1/32||Leics||v Derbyshire||Leicester||27 Jul 2014||LA|
|1/36, 10||Leics||v Notts||Nottingham||20 Jul 2014||T20|
|2/22||Leics||v Durham||Leicester||18 Jul 2014||T20|
|2/50, 0, 2/70, 18||Leics||v Worcs||Worcester||13 Jul 2014||FC|
|0/21, 0||Leics||v Lancashire||Leicester||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|9*, 2/69, 1, 1/67||Leics||v Kent||Leicester||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|0/29||Leics||v Derbyshire||Chesterfield||6 Jul 2014||T20|
|3/13||Leics||v Northants||Leicester||4 Jul 2014||T20|
|0/32||Leics||v Yorkshire||Leeds||1 Jul 2014||T20|
|1/81, 28*, 56, 0/7||Leics||v Surrey||The Oval||22 Jun 2014||FC|
A tall (6ft 7in) fast bowler, Charlie Shreck started his career late - he was 25 when he made his county debut after being spotted playing league cricket in his native Cornwall. He had appeared for Worcestershire second XI in 1996, and also for Nottinghamshire seconds from 1999, and for four seasons had been a regular member of the Cornwall side.
He had a reasonable first two seasons in county cricket, but missed the whole of Nottinghamshire's Championship-winning campaign in 2005 after breaking down with a stress fracture of his back. He returned via a spell in New Zealand in 2005-06, and enjoyed his best summer in 2006 when he took over fifty wickets for the first time, including a hat-trick against Middlesex at Lord's. He remained a consistent, if slightly injury-prone, wicket-taker and was rewarded with an England Lions call-up while playing for Wellington during the 2007-08 winter.
First-team appearances for Notts were not as plentiful as Shreck would have liked, however - given he captured almost 400 wickets in all forms since his 2002 debut - and he took the decision to seek a new county (thereby rejecting the offer of a benefit year) at the end of 2011. It turned out to be a shrewd move, cricket-wise at least, for both the player and his new employers, Kent. Having played one match on loan for Kent in 2011, Shreck appeared in all 16 Championship fixtures in 2012 and topped the wickets column with 55 at 26.44. He joined Leicestershire at the end of the 2013 season.
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