Mark Chilton

Country: England
Born: October 02, 1976, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Height: 6ft 2in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Opening Batter

Mark Chilton Bio

Mark James Chilton, born on 10 November 1977 in Manchester, England, is a renowned former professional cricket player. Known for his solid opening batting skills and clean hitting ability, Chilton had a successful career that spanned over a decade.

Chilton’s journey in cricket began at Manchester Grammar School, where he showcased his talents and drew comparisons to famous alumni such as Michael Atherton and John Crawley. He continued his cricketing journey at Durham University, where his mild medium-pace bowling proved pivotal in helping them secure victory in the British Universities tournament in 1997.

In the same year, at the age of 19, Chilton made his first-team debut for Lancashire, the county he would represent throughout most of his career. Prior to his senior debut, Chilton had captained various youth sides for Lancashire, displaying strong leadership qualities from an early age. His consistent performances earned him his cap in 2002 after amassing 761 runs at an average of 27.17. The following year, Chilton surpassed the 1000-run milestone, solidifying his position as a dominant opening batsman.

Chilton’s contribution to Lancashire reached new heights when he was appointed captain in October 2004, following the resignation of Warren Hegg. Despite leading the club to promotion in the Championship in 2005, Lancashire struggled to secure silverware during his time as captain. Their closest chance came in 2006 when they finished as runners-up to Sussex in the C&G final. In successive seasons, Lancashire fell second to Sussex in the Championship, with the 2007 near-miss leaving Chilton in tears at The Oval. While the team’s ultimate success eluded him, Chilton remained a key batsman during this transitional period.

Throughout his career, Chilton faced challenges with his form and struggled for runs during certain summers. Despite these difficulties, his popularity around Old Trafford remained unwavering. In 2007, Chilton made the difficult decision to step down as captain, concluding his tenure on a bittersweet note. Nevertheless, he continued to contribute with his batting skills, supporting a new generation of players.

Chilton’s statistical achievements are notable, with a career that spanned 14 years. He scored a commendable 10,760 first-class runs at an average of 34.51, including 23 centuries and 56 fifties. In List A cricket, Chilton accumulated 5,121 runs at an average of 32.01, with five centuries and 27 fifties to his name.

After retiring from professional cricket, Chilton pursued a career in coaching. He became heavily involved in player development, holding coaching positions at various levels, including the Lancashire Academy and Durham University. His experience and expertise have played a crucial role in nurturing future talents within the sport.

Mark James Chilton’s contribution to Lancashire cricket will forever be remembered. As a solid opening batsman and dedicated leader, he carried the team through both triumphs and near misses. His passion for the game and dedication to his craft make him an iconic figure in English cricket history.

Mark Chilton Career Stats

Mark Chilton Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 196 320 28 9556 131 32.72 - - 21 39 - - 140 0
List A 185 172 24 4505 115 30.43 - - 5 21 - - 57 0
T20s 52 38 15 376 38 16.34 402 93.53 0 0 21 3 20 0

Mark Chilton Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 196 - 1343 667 12 2/3 - 55.58 2.97 111.9 - 0 0
List A 185 - 1106 1011 42 5/26 5/26 24.07 5.48 26.3 1 1 0
T20s 52 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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