At the 2008 Thomas Cup Chris Adcock made his debut at a major senior international tournament where he played one match in the group stage. He would continue to represent England at the 2009 Sudirman Cup where the team played sixth. Adcock's world championship debut came at the 2010 Paris Worlds where he entered Mixed Doubles with Gabrielle White, but lost in the first round. He later switched Mixed Doubles partners to compete with Scottish player Imogen Bankier. They had a Cinderella run at the 2011 London Worlds where they defeated three seeded pairs before losing in the Final. Chris Adcock also competes in Men's Doubles, currently pairing with fellow Englishmen Andrew Ellis.
Although they qualified for the Olympics, they had a disappointing performance and lost in the first round.
In October 2012, the pair announced their decision to split, with Bankier stating her intention to return to Badminton Scotland and form a Scottish partnership.
In February 2014, Adcock achieve a career high world ranking of 5th in Mixed Doubles with Gabby Adcock.
Record Against Selected Opponents
- Tao Jiaming & Tian Qing 1–0
- Xu Chen & Ma Jin 0–3
- Zhang Nan & Zhao Yunlei 2–5
- Chen Hung-ling & Cheng Wen-hsing 1–0
- Thomas Laybourn & Kamilla Rytter Juhl 0–1
- Michael Fuchs & Birgit Michels 0–1
- Tantowi Ahmad & Lilyana Natsir 2–1
- Shintaro Ikeda & Reiko Shiota 2–0
- Robert Mateusiak & Nadiezda Zieba 0–1
- Aleksandr Nikolaenko & Valeria Sorokina 0–1
- / Robert Blair & Gabrielle White 1–1
- Songphon Anugritayawon & Kunchala Voravichitchaikul 1–1
- Sudket Prapakamol & Saralee Thoungthongkam 0–3
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