Chris Read      

Full name Christopher Mark Wells Read

Born August 10, 1978, Paignton, Devon

Current age 38 years 292 days

Major teams England, Devon, Gloucestershire, Nottinghamshire

Nickname Reados

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Torquay Boys' Grammar School, University of Bath, Loughborough University

Christopher Mark Wells Read
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 23 4 360 55 18.94 912 39.47 0 1 36 4 48 6
ODIs 36 24 7 300 30* 17.64 410 73.17 0 0 21 6 41 2
T20Is 1 1 0 13 13 13.00 11 118.18 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 340 513 85 15913 240 37.17 25 90 1015 53
List A 329 261 73 5501 135 29.26 2 23 314 73
Twenty20 119 98 36 1441 58* 23.24 1160 124.22 0 1 106 38 60 27
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 340 96 90 0 - - - 5.62 - 0 0 0
List A 329 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 119 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jul 1-3, 1999 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2007 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Jan 23, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Ahmedabad, Oct 28, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire at Nottingham, May 26-28, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1995
Last List A Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire at Northampton, May 16, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nottinghamshire v Durham at Nottingham, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Aug 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
36, 4c/0s, 0c/0s Notts v Gloucs Nottingham 26 May 2017 FC
88 Notts v Glamorgan Cardiff 19 May 2017 FC
0c/0s Notts v Northants Northampton 16 May 2017 LA
1c/0s Notts v Lancashire Nottingham 14 May 2017 LA
61, 1c/0s Notts v Durham Nottingham 11 May 2017 LA
3c/0s Notts v Leics Market Warsop 7 May 2017 LA
9, 1c/0s Notts v Warwickshire Birmingham 5 May 2017 LA
0c/0s, 8 Notts v Derbyshire Derby 2 May 2017 LA
0, 1c/0s Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 29 Apr 2017 LA
7*, 0c/0s Notts v Worcs Worcester 27 Apr 2017 LA
Profile

Chris Read, born in Devon, reared in Bristol and an England A tourist before he had played a first-class game, quickly established himself as the tidiest gloveman in English cricket. But life as a wicketkeeping purist was no longer any guarantee of success by the time his career reached fulfilment and, even more than Jack Russell before him, he soon realised that England honours would not come easily. He played 15 Tests and 36 ODIs for England between 1999 and 2007 and many admirers campaigned for his selection long after England had decided to look elsewhere.

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May 19, 2017

Chris Read hits out for Nottinghamshire, Glamorgan v Notts, Specsavers Championship Division Two, May 19, 2017

Chris Read hits out for Nottinghamshire

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Nov 3, 2016

Reserve keeper Chris Read helps Alec Stewart mend his gloves, South Africa v England, 4th Test, 2nd day, Cape Town, January 3, 2000

Reserve keeper Chris Read helps Alec Stewart mend his gloves

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May 4, 2016

Chris Read scored his 25th first-class hundred, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 4th day, May 4, 2016

Chris Read scored his 25th first-class hundred

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1997

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2011

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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