Chris Rushworth

Chris Rushworth

Shirt Number 22
Squad number: 22
Durham Representative No.: 116
Role: Right Arm Med-Fast, Right Hand Bat
Chris Rushworth

Brief bio

Twitter - @rushworth22
Date of birth - 11 July 1986 Sunderland, County Durham
Durham First Class Debut - April 2010 v Yorkshire (away)

Cricket writers tried their best but eventually ran out of superlatives to describe Chris Rushworth's quite remarkable 2015 season.

Few could come close to matching his tally of 83 Championship scalps as he ran through Division One batting line-ups, racking up a number of awards at the season's end - including the prestigious Professional Cricketers' Association Player of the Year, voted for by his fellow cricketers.

Rushworth also surpassed Otis Gibson's previous best of 80 wickets in a single Championship season and the man himself personally congratulated the Sunderland bowler in the following days.

In all formats of the game Rushworth eclipsed 100 wickets for the 2015 season and making a case for an international call-up with England in the process, though no such call has been forthcoming just yet.

It is the latest chapter in a remarkable story after he was previously released by the county in 2006, only to be re-signed and eventually make his first-class debut four years after that.

He has taken 273 first-class wickets for the county including 15 in an extraordinary performance against Northamptonshire in 2014, coming tantalisingly close to taking all ten in the first innings 9-52.

Rushworth remains a fans' favourite at the Emirates Riverside and can build on his reputation as one of the most unerringly accurate, skillful bowlers on the current county circuit.

First Class Highest Score -  46 (v Somerset, 2014)
List A Highest Score - 38* (v Derbyshire, 2015)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 5 (v Leicestershire, 2014)

Best First Class Bowling Figures - 9-52 (v Northamptonshire, 2014)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 5-31 (v Nottinghamshire, 2012)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures - 3-19 (v Leicestershire, 2013)

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