|Full name||Charles Edward Shreck|
6 January 1978 |
Truro, Cornwall, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2011–2013||Kent (squad no. 19)|
|2008||Marylebone Cricket Club|
|Source: Cricinfo, 24 October 2013|
Charles Edward 'Charlie' Shreck was born (6 January 1978) at Truro, Cornwall and educated at Polwhele House School and Truro School. He is an English professional County cricketer who has also played first class cricket in New Zealand. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He played for Nottinghamshire 2003 to 2011, having previously played for Cornwall.
Despite being unable to bowl Nottinghamshire out of relegation from the First Division in the 2003 season, and again being unable to garner a place during 2005 through injury when the team were once again at the top of the tree, Shreck nevertheless found a place during his year's exile from the English game in New Zealand, where he played three games for Wellington.
Shreck rediscovered his niche as a tailend batsman but potent bowler in a Nottinghamshire side that failed to retain their position in the first division of the County Championship in 2006. During the 2006 season he was an effective wicket taker, including taking 8 wickets for 31 runs in the second innings against Middlesex. Shreck has continued to perform well in the 2007 season, including taking 7 wickets for 35 runs in a Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire Division Two County Championship match.
During a June 2007 Twenty 20 match Shreck was injured after bowling just one ball; it was driven fiercely back by Derbyshire's Michael Dighton, striking him on the shin. Shreck made his comeback in a Pro40 Division 1 game in which Nottinghamshire easily defeated struggling Gloucestershire by 116 runs. In 2007/08 he was back again in New Zealand playing club cricket for Hutt District but mainly representing Wellington as an overseas player in first class competitions.
Shreck had another sound season for Notts in 2008 bowling more overs than any other bowler in England and being among the leading wicket takers in the country. For the second year running he was voted Notts' player of the season. The 2009 season saw a return of injury problems however, resulting in operations to both his shoulder and knee during the winter. On Saturday, 12 June 2010, Shreck made his debut for North Staffordshire and South Cheshire League Division One side Sandyford, picking up figures of 5–43 in a 128-run win over Betley. He was released by Nottinghamshire toward the end of the 2011 season to allow him to sign a two-year deal with Kent.
At the end of the 2013 season, and despite being Kent's leading wicket taker in the County Championship, Shreck was told that he would not be offered a new contract.
Career Best Performances
as of 1 October 2013
|FC||19*||Kent v Glamorgan||Canterbury||2013||8–31||Nottinghamshire v Middlesex||Nottingham||2006|
|LA||9*||Wellington Firebirds v Central Districts Stags||Palmerston North||2006||5–19||Cornwall v Worcestershire||Truro||2002|
|T20||6*||Wellington Firebirds v Central Districts Stags||Wellington||2008||4–22||Nottinghamshire Outlaws v Leicestershire Foxes||Leicester||2008|
- Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire
- Swann shows class against faltering Derbyshire
- "Charlie Shreck leaves Nottinghamshire to join Kent". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- "Charlie Shreck departs Kent as Alex Blake extends deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 October 2013.