Chris Lewis

Country: England
Born: February 14, 1968, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana
Height: 6ft 2in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Chris Lewis Bio

Clairmonte Christopher Lewis, better known as Chris Lewis, is a former professional cricket player from England. Born on February 15, 1968, in Georgetown, Guyana, Lewis had a career that was marked with immense talent and potential, yet overshadowed by controversy and unfulfilled promises.

Lewis made his debut in the county game, starting his career at Leicestershire. From there, his journey took him to Notts and Surrey, where he made significant contributions to their successes. In 1996, Lewis played a crucial role in helping Surrey secure victory in the Sunday League. The following year, his exceptional skills contributed to their win in the B&H Cup. Lewis’ fast-medium seamers, combined with an athletic and high action, made him a force to be reckoned with on the field. He was equally skilled with the bat, displaying exquisite onside drives and fierce cuts. His fielding abilities were nothing short of sensational, catching the attention of spectators and fellow players alike.

Despite his natural talents, Lewis often struggled to deliver during critical moments, particularly when playing for the England national team. His sporadic performances left many disappointed, leading to criticism from fans and experts alike. However, his time in the 1992 World Cup proved to be an exception. Lewis showcased exceptional bowling skills during the tournament, making a significant impact for England.

Throughout his career, Lewis faced constant exclusion and criticism from his peers. Despite going on six consecutive tours with the national team, he was never fully embraced by his fellow cricketers. In 1992-93, Lewis hit a remarkable century in a losing match against Madras, but even this achievement failed to win him the acceptance he yearned for.

In 1999, Lewis found himself embroiled in controversy after it was revealed that he had provided the names of three England cricketers allegedly involved in match-fixing to the ECB. This revelation further isolated him from the cricketing community, tarnishing his reputation and leaving him as an unfulfilled talent.

After leaving the cricketing stage, Lewis attempted a comeback in 2008, signing a pay-as-you-play contract for the Twenty20 Cup with Surrey at the age of 40. Unfortunately, a series of injuries cut short his return, preventing him from making the impact he had hoped for. Struggling to adapt to life outside the limelight, Lewis faced personal challenges that eventually led to his downfall.

In late 2008, Lewis was arrested at Gatwick Airport for smuggling cocaine into the country. Following legal proceedings, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The incident highlighted the difficulties faced by players after their cricketing careers came to an end and served as a cautionary tale for the impact of such struggles.

Chris Lewis, once a rising star with immense potential, saw his career marred by unfulfilled promises and personal challenges. While his contributions to the sport were notable, they were overshadowed by controversies and personal setbacks. Today, he serves as a reminder of the complexities and trials faced by cricket players both on and off the field.

Chris Lewis Career Stats

Chris Lewis Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 32 51 3 1105 117 23.02 2421 45.64 1 4 137 6 25 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 53 40 14 374 33 14.38 459 81.48 0 0 25 6 20 0
FC 189 275 34 7406 247 30.73 - - 9 34 - - 154 0
List A 266 217 56 3959 116* 24.59 - - 1 14 - - 104 0
T20s 1 1 0 2 2 2 4 50 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chris Lewis Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 32 55 6852 3490 93 6/111 7/114 37.52 3.05 73.6 3 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 53 49 2625 1942 66 4/30 4/30 29.42 4.43 39.7 4 0 0
FC 189 - 32004 16225 543 6/22 - 29.88 3.04 58.9 - 20 3
List A 266 - 11846 8232 312 5/19 5/19 26.38 4.16 37.9 10 2 0
T20s 1 1 12 29 0 - - - 14.5 - 0 0 0

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