Chris Read      

Full name Christopher Mark Wells Read

Born August 10, 1978, Paignton, Devon

Current age 39 years 103 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 Insights on test 15 23 4 360 55 18.94 912 39.47 0 1 36 4 48 6
ODIs Insights on odi 36 24 7 300 30* 17.64 410 73.17 0 0 21 6 41 2
T20Is Insights on t20i 1 1 0 13 13 13.00 11 118.18 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 349 526 87 16361 240 37.26 26 92 1051 53
List A 333 265 74 5564 135 29.13 2 24 319 73
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 349 96 90 0 - - - 5.62 - 0 0 0
List A 333 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 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 Sussex v Nottinghamshire at Hove, Sep 25-28, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1995
Last List A Marylebone Cricket Club v Afghanistan at Lord's, Jul 11, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Nottinghamshire v Durham at Nottingham, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Aug 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2c/0s, 124, 1c/0s Notts v Sussex Hove 25 Sep 2017 FC
0c/0s, 17, 0c/0s, 17 Notts v Northants Northampton 19 Sep 2017 FC
26, 3c/0s, 38, 0c/0s Notts v Worcs Nottingham 5 Sep 2017 FC
8, 4c/0s, 2, 4c/0s Notts v Northants Nottingham 28 Aug 2017 FC
65, 1c/0s, 24, 0c/0s Devon v Berkshire Exeter 13 Aug 2017 Other
3c/0s, 75, 3c/0s Notts v Derbyshire Derby 6 Aug 2017 FC
11, 3c/0s, 23* Devon v Shropshire Sandford 30 Jul 2017 Other
5, 0c/0s M.C.C. v Afghanistan Lord's 11 Jul 2017 LA
1c/0s, 58 Notts v Surrey Lord's 1 Jul 2017 LA
1c/0s, 20*, 4c/0s Notts v Kent Nottingham 26 Jun 2017 FC
Profile

Chris Read, born in Devon, reared in Bristol and an England A tourist before he had played a first-class game, retired in 2017 as one of county cricket's most respected performers. From an early age, he 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 before his career faltered on the rock known as Duncan Fletcher - England's coach at the time felt he was too undemonstrative as a keeper and a batsman overly committed to attack - but many admirers campaigned for his selection long after England had decided to look elsewhere.

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Sep 28, 2017

Chris Read heads off into retirement, Sussex v Notts, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Hove, September 28, 2017

Chris Read heads off into retirement

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Sep 27, 2017

Chris Read struck a hundred in his farewell match, Sussex v Notts, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Hove, September 27, 2017

Chris Read struck a hundred in his farewell match

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Sep 7, 2017

Chris Read acknowledges the crowd after being dismissed, Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire, Specsavers County Championship, Division Two, Trent Bridge, September 7, 2017

Chris Read acknowledges the crowd after being dismissed

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1997

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2011

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