Chris Silverwood

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Christopher Silverwood
Personal information
Full name Christopher Eric Wilfred Silverwood
Born (1975-03-05) 5 March 1975 (age 47)
Pontefract, Yorkshire, England
Nickname Spoons, Silvers, Chubby
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 18 December 1996 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 29 November 2002 v Australia
ODI debut 15 December 1996 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 13 October 2001 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009 Mashonaland Eagles
2006–2009 Middlesex
1993–2006 Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 6 7
Runs scored 29 17
Batting average 7.25 4.25
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 10 12
Balls bowled 828 306
Wickets 11 6
Bowling average 40.36 40.66
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 5/91 3/43
Catches/stumpings 2/- -/-
Source: [1], 1 January 2006

Christopher Eric Wilfred Silverwood (born 5 March 1975) is an English first-class cricketer.[1]


Born in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, Silverwood was educated at Garforth Comprehensive School in Leeds, as a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler Silverwood made his debut for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1993.[1] He played for his native county for thirteen years,[1] and was one of a battery of fast bowlers which the county produced in the late 1990s that included Darren Gough, Ryan Sidebottom, Matthew Hoggard and Steve Kirby. With the club he won the County Championship in 2001 and the C&G Trophy in 2002. Former England bowling coach Bob Cottam once said he was faster than Allan Donald, and he possessed a lively outswinger and hostile bouncer when the conditions suit. He was also known for his stamina, and was noted for his ability to maintain his pace when returning for spells late in the day.

He signed for Middlesex for the 2006 season after playing only six games for Yorkshire in the 2005 season,[1] where he left by mutual consent after sustaining a series of injuries.

Up to the end of the 2006 season, the six-foot one inch paceman had taken 533 first-class wickets in 164 matches at 26.93, with a best of 7 for 93 and 248 List A one day wickets at 24.37 with a best of 5 for 28. Usually a tail end batsman he has occasionally been used as a pinch hitter in one day games.

In 2009 he signed a contract with Harare based franchise Mashonaland Eagles, therefore making his debut against Matabeleland Tuskers.[2] He was then appointed Head Coach for Mashonaland Eagles.[3]

Test cricket

He made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 1996, but he had to wait three years for his next chance, where he struggled to find his usual life and movement in South Africa. His last Test cap was in 2002.

Nicknamed Spoons, Silvers or Chubby. He won the NBC Denis Compton Award in 1996.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 378. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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