Chris Woakes

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Chris Woakes
Personal information
Full name Christopher Roger Woakes
Born (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25)
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 657) 21 August 2013 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 217) 23 January 2011 v Australia
Last ODI 2 June 2013 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 19
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Warwickshire (squad no. 19)
2012 Wellington
2013 Sydney Thunder
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 13 90 80
Runs scored 42 141 3,665 630
Batting average 42.00 23.50 40.27 18.52
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 8/15 0/0
Top score 25 36 152* 49*
Balls bowled 144 590 15,149 3,094
Wickets 1 15 301 82
Bowling average 96.00 37.13 25.59 33.65
5 wickets in innings 0 1 13 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 3 n/a
Best bowling 1/96 6/45 7/20 6/45
Catches/stumpings 0/– 5/– 39/– 17/–
Source: CricketArchive, 4 March 2014

Christopher Roger Woakes (born 2 March 1989) is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast pace bowler who found success at Warwickshire to the extent that he topped Warwickshire's 2008 county bowling averages, and was selected for the England Lions squad as well as the preliminary 2009 ICC World Twenty20 championship.[1] He made his Test debut against Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Woakes was born in March 1989 in Birmingham, and attended Great Barr Language College from 2000-2007. He began playing cricket when he was seven years old. He started out with Aston Manor Cricket Club, and then moved to Walmley Cricket Club to play a higher level of 1st Team cricket. He then played three games in the 2006 Minor Counties Trophy for Herefordshire, and for Warwickshire's under-15, under-17, Academy and Second XI teams between 2004 and 2007.[2]


Woakes represented Warwickshire in one match during the 2006 season, during a West Indian tour of England. Woakes picked up three wickets in the match. He has since represented Warwickshire in the Second XI Championship.[3]

He was a regular for the Warwickshire First XI in 2008. He took 42 wickets at an average of 20.57 over the course of the County Championship season, topping Warwickshire's bowling averages.[4]

On 6 April 2009, Woakes was given a call up to the England Cricket squad for the World Twenty20 in June. Allan Donald tipped Woakes as a future England international cricketer.[5] Woakes was then chosen to play for the England Lions in a warm-up match against the West Indies.[6] In the first innings, he achieved bowling figures of 6-43 (including the wickets of Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul) as the West Indies were bowled out for 203.[7] During the same season he scored 131 not out against Hampshire, his maiden first-class century, batting at number nine and sharing a 222-run partnership with Jonathan Trott.[8] In an England Lions game against Australia cricket team Woakes was able to pick up the wickets of Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey.

Woakes made his International Twenty20 debut on 12 January 2011 against Australia in Adelaide. Opening the bowling, he took figures of 1/34, taking the wicket of Australian captain Cameron White with his final delivery. He later scored the winning runs, as England won off the last ball with just one wicket left and one run required.

Woakes claimed his 200th first-class wicket in Warwickshire's victory over Sussex in the County Championship in July 2011.[9]


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Chris Woakes". CricInfo. ESPN. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Teams played for by Chris Woakes". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "West Indies A tour of England Warwickshire v West Indies A". CricInfo. ESPN. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bowling in LV County Championship 2008 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Donald tips Woakes as future star". CricInfo. ESPN. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "England Lions hammer West Indies". CricInfo. ESPN. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Woakes takes out West Indian top order". CricInfo. ESPN. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Hampshire v Warwickshire, 2009". 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  9. ^ "Woakes happy with his 200th wicket". BBC Sport. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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