Scott Borthwick

Scott Borthwick

Shirt Number 16
Squad number: 16
Durham Representative No.: 114
Role: Left Hand Bat, Right Arm Leg Break
Scott Borthwick

Brief bio

Twitter - @Borthwick16
Date of birth - 19 April 1990 Sunderland, County Durham
Durham First Class Debut - September 2009 v Hampshire (away)

Scott Borthwick finished last season as Durham's leading run scorer in first class cricket and he celebrated by signing a new contract which will keep him at his boyhood club until the end of the 2016 campaign.

Borthwick's undoubted highlight of the summer was a stunning double century against Middlesex. By reaching that landmark, Borthwick became the first Englishman to pass 200 for the club in a championship match at Emirates ICG.

He would go on to hit two more centuries in consecutive games during September, with Middlesex again on the receiving end of the left-hander's fluent stroke play.

A couple of early season finger injuries, allied with some unfavourable pitches, disrupted Borthwick's progress with the ball during 2014.  Following the advice of ECB Spin Bowling Coach Peter Such, Borthwick spent the early part of 2015 playing first class cricket in Sri Lanka as he continues to develop his craft.

The Sunderland-born star made his test match debut at the start of last year and acquitted himself well against a rampant Australia side, taking 3-33 in the second innings.

Hailed by Graeme Swann as the most promising English spinner in the county game, Borthwick is one of the region's most exciting sporting talents.

First Class Highest Score - 216 (v Middlesex, 2014)
List A Highest Score - 80 (v Hampshire, 2013)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 62 (v Lancashire, 2013)

Best First Class Bowling Figures - 6-70 (v Surrey, 2013)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 4-51 (v Hampshire, 2012)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures -  3-19 (v Warwickshire, 2011)

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