Chris Lewis      

Full name Clairmonte Christopher Lewis

Born February 14, 1968, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana

Current age 46 years 63 days

Major teams England, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey

Nickname Carl

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Willesden High School

Clairmonte Christopher Lewis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 32 51 3 1105 117 23.02 2421 45.64 1 4 137 6 25 0
ODIs 53 40 14 374 33 14.38 459 81.48 0 0 25 6 20 0
First-class 189 275 34 7406 247 30.73 9 34 154 0
List A 266 217 56 3959 116* 24.59 1 14 104 0
Twenty20 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 4 50.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 32 55 6852 3490 93 6/111 7/114 37.52 3.05 73.6 3 3 0
ODIs 53 49 2625 1942 66 4/30 4/30 29.42 4.43 39.7 4 0 0
First-class 189 32004 16225 543 6/22 29.88 3.04 58.9 20 3
List A 266 11846 8232 312 5/19 5/19 26.38 4.16 37.9 10 2 0
Twenty20 1 1 12 29 0 - - - 14.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jul 5-10, 1990 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 22-26, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 14, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI England v South Africa at Manchester, May 23, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1987-2000
List A debut 1987
Last List A Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Apr 20, 2008 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 11, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7 PCA XI v Sth Africans Wormsley 13 Aug 2008 Other T20
2, 0/29 Surrey v Essex The Oval 11 Jun 2008 T20
0/51, 33 Surrey v Middlesex The Oval 20 Apr 2008 LA
8, 3/17 PCA XI v Derbyshire Derby 14 Sep 2007 Other T20
25*, 0/23 PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 13 Sep 2007 Other T20
2/29, 10 PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 11 Sep 2007 Other T20
3/16, 12 PCA XI v Derbyshire Derby 16 Aug 2007 Other T20
0/27, 9 PCA XI v West Indians Arundel 26 Jun 2007 Other T20
3/22, 0 Lashings XI v Birmingham Birmingham 7 Jun 2007 Other OD
0/17 Lashings XI v Taunton Taunton 4 Jul 2006 Other OD
Profile

When he wasn't posing for a magazine in his underwear, shaving his head and getting sunstroke, or turning up late for practice because of a "flat tyre", Lewis could touch the heights few in the county game can reach. His fast-medium seamers were propelled by an athletic, high action, his batting was full of exquisite onside drives and fierce cuts, and his fielding could be sensational. But, apart from some excellent bowling in the 1992 World Cup, he rarely delivered when England needed him most, and his many critics got stuck in. He started at Leicestershire, then had spells at Notts and Surrey, where he helped win the Sunday League in 1996 and the B&H in '97, before returning to Grace Road. All the time he was in and out of the Test side, despite going on six consecutive tours and hitting a hundred in a lost cause at Madras in 1992-93. But Lewis was never fully accepted by his peers, and he was ostracised further when, in 1999, it emerged that he had passed on the names of three England cricketers allegedly involved in match-fixing to the ECB. He drifted out of the game an unfulfilled talent. He returned to Surrey in 2008, aged 40, when he signed a surprise pay-as-you-play contract for the Twenty20 Cup but it didn't prove a success as injury brought it to an early end. But he struggled out of the limelight and in late 2008 he was arrested at Gatwick Airport and subsequently found guilty of smuggling cocaine into the country. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison. "I suppose this highlights how difficult it can be for players to cope once they stop playing cricket," former team-mate Angus Fraser reflected.
Lawrence Booth May 2009

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Dec 16, 2008

Chris Lewis pictured in court on charges of drug smuggling, Leeds, December 16, 2008

Chris Lewis pictured in court on charges of drug smuggling

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Apr 20, 2008

Chris Lewis in action on his Surrey comeback, Surrey v Middlesex, Friends Provident Trophy, The Oval, April 20, 2008

Chris Lewis in action on his Surrey comeback

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Apr 8, 2008

Chris Lewis on his comeback photocall, April 8, 2008

Chris Lewis on his comeback photocall

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