Chris Silverwood

Country: England
Born: March 05, 1975, Pontefract, Yorkshire
Height: 6ft 1in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium

Chris Silverwood Bio

Christopher Eric Wilfred Silverwood, commonly known as Chris Silverwood, is a former cricketer from England who has made significant contributions to the sport both as a player and a coach. Born on March 5, 1975, in Pontefract, Yorkshire, Silverwood had a successful career that saw him play for various teams and eventually transition into coaching.

As a player, Silverwood was known for his skills as a fast bowler. He possessed a natural ability to generate pace and was particularly effective on greentops, where the ball swung away from the right-handed batsmen. Silverwood’s bowling action and his intimidating bouncer made him a formidable force on the field.

Silverwood made his Test debut for England in Bulawayo during the 1996-97 season, where he impressed with his performances. However, inconsistency and a lack of opportunities saw him struggle to secure a permanent place in the national team. Despite showing glimpses of his potential in subsequent matches, he was unable to maintain a consistent place in the side.

In 2005, Silverwood made a move from Yorkshire to Middlesex in search of a fresh start. This decision initially seemed justified, as he performed exceptionally well in the 2006 season, taking 63 wickets at an average of 25.25. Unfortunately, his form dipped and injuries hampered his progress, leading to his release from Middlesex at the end of the 2009 season.

Following his release, Silverwood ventured into playing and coaching in Zimbabwe with the Mashonaland Eagles. It was during this time that he honed his coaching skills and gained valuable experience working with players from diverse backgrounds. His stint in Zimbabwe allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of the game and further solidify his passion for coaching.

In 2010, Silverwood’s coaching journey led him back to his homeland as he joined Essex County Cricket Club as their bowling coach. Over the next few years, he made a significant impact on the team, transforming their fortunes and elevating them to new heights. Under his guidance, Essex clinched the Division Two championship title in 2016 and followed it up with their first County Championship title in 25 years in 2017.

Silverwood’s remarkable achievements as a coach caught the attention of the England cricket team, and in late 2017, he was appointed as their bowling coach. His ability to inspire and nurture young talents, coupled with his deep knowledge of the game, made him a valuable addition to the coaching staff.

With a clear vision and a drive for success, Silverwood encouraged the players to dream big and instilled a winning mentality within the team. His influence and partnership with the captain, Ryan ten Doeschate, played a crucial role in Essex’s success. Together, they led the team to promotion and secured Division One cricket for Essex for the first time in seven years. The following season, Essex went unbeaten, winning the County Championship with two games to spare.

Chris Silverwood’s journey in cricket is a testament to his dedication and love for the sport. As both a player and a coach, he has left an indelible mark and continues to shape the future of English cricket. With his knowledge, passion, and leadership skills, he remains an invaluable asset to the game.

Chris Silverwood Career Stats

Chris Silverwood Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 7 3 29 10 7.25 79 36.7 0 0 3 0 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 7 4 0 17 12 4.25 34 50 0 0 1 0 0 0
FC 184 243 49 3075 80 15.85 - - 0 9 - - 43 0
List A 202 114 37 1046 61 13.58 - - 0 4 - - 32 0
T20s 20 12 7 69 18* 13.8 76 90.78 0 0 8 0 4 0

Chris Silverwood Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 9 828 444 11 5/91 5/91 40.36 3.21 75.2 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 7 7 306 244 6 3/43 3/43 40.66 4.78 51 0 0 0
FC 184 - 29917 15819 577 7/93 - 27.41 3.17 51.8 - 25 1
List A 202 - 9040 6488 259 5/28 5/28 25.05 4.3 34.9 6 1 0
T20s 20 20 438 550 14 2/22 2/22 39.28 7.53 31.2 0 0 0

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