Chris Schofield      

Full name Christopher Paul Schofield

Born October 6, 1978, Wardle, Rochdale, Lancashire

Current age 35 years 280 days

Major teams England, Cheshire, Lancashire, Suffolk, Surrey

Nickname Scoey, Junior, Scoffer

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Wardle High School

Christopher Paul Schofield
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 0 67 57 22.33 146 45.89 0 1 8 0 0 0
T20Is 4 4 3 24 9* 24.00 20 120.00 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 103 147 19 3823 144 29.86 1 27 57 0
List A 150 114 32 2040 75* 24.87 0 9 39 0
Twenty20 63 40 10 311 30* 10.36 326 95.39 0 0 22 4 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 1 108 73 0 - - - 4.05 - 0 0 0
T20Is 4 4 77 92 4 2/15 2/15 23.00 7.16 19.2 0 0 0
First-class 103 16134 8629 237 6/120 36.40 3.20 68.0 6 0
List A 150 4828 4250 158 5/31 5/31 26.89 5.28 30.5 8 2 0
Twenty20 63 56 1059 1340 61 4/12 4/12 21.96 7.59 17.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Zimbabwe at Lord's, May 18-21, 2000 scorecard
Last Test England v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 1-5, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
T20I debut England v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 13, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at Durban, Sep 18, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998
Last First-class Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval, May 24-27, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A Somerset v Surrey at Lord's, Sep 17, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nottinghamshire v Lancashire at Nottingham, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sussex v Surrey at Hove, Jul 15, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
62, 1/49 PCA XI v ACA Masters London 25 Jul 2013 Other T20
1/32, 26 Surrey v Somerset Lord's 17 Sep 2011 LA
11, 4/22 Surrey v Sussex The Oval 4 Sep 2011 LA
3/67, 46 Surrey v Durham The Oval 29 Aug 2011 LA
3*, 4/26 Surrey v Leics Leicester 21 Aug 2011 LA
0 Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 17 Aug 2011 LA
1/42, 72 Surrey v Northants Northampton 15 Aug 2011 LA
0/4, 29 Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Cheam 10 Aug 2011 Other
12 Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Cheam 9 Aug 2011 Other OD
12*, 0/45 Surrey v Northants The Oval 3 Aug 2011 LA
Profile

Unusually for a legspinner, Schofield cuts a gangly figure as he approaches the wicket, partly because of his extra height, partly because of his loose limbs, which seem to have a mind of their own. England's craving for a legspinner meant that he was fast-tracked into the senior side in 2000 - and awarded one of the ECB's first batch of 12 central contracts - after just two seasons in county cricket and one A tour. He didn't get a bowl in his first Test, which was dominated by seam, and although he knocked up a cheeky fifty in his second, his bowling was too wild for the selectors' liking; he returned wicketless to the ranks. With the bat Schofield is an innovative county No. 8, not afraid to use the reverse-sweep or hook the quicks. The road back was a long one, though, and after a dispiriting 2004 season, in which he played only three Championship matches and ten one-day games (he took only one wicket, although he did score some useful runs), he was released by Lancashire, whose manager, Mike Watkinson, stated the obvious when he observed that Schofield "had perhaps not reached his full potential". Undetered, Schofield continued to try to force his way back, playing Minor County cricket for Suffolk as well as occasional appearances for Surrey and Durham 2nd XIs. He was registered by Surrey in August 2006 and impressed enough to be offered a full contract for 2007. An amazing turnaround continued when, after being the leading wicket-taker during the group stages of the 2007 Twenty20 Cup, he was named in England's 15-man squad for the World Championship in South Africa.
Lawrence Booth August 2007

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Sep 17, 2011

Chris Schofield played a few big shots in his cameo innings, Somerset v Surrey, CB40 final, Lord's, September 17 2011

Chris Schofield played a few big shots in his cameo innings

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Sep 17, 2011

Chris Schofield quickly got rid of James Hildreth, Somerset v Surrey, CB40 final, Lord's, September 17 2011

Chris Schofield quickly got rid of James Hildreth

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May 26, 2011

Chris Schofield's 30 helped Surrey avoid the follow-on, Surrey v Glamorgan, County Championship, Division Two, The Oval, May 26, 2011

Chris Schofield's 30 helped Surrey avoid the follow-on

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1998
NBC Denis Compton Award 1999
NBC Denis Compton Award 2000

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 & 167/3 England 496
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 366/8
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Leics at Worcester
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Division: Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Chesterfield
Jul 13, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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