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Chris Schofield

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Full Name: Christopher Paul Schofield
Born: October 6 1978 , Wardle, Rochdale, Lancashire
Other teams: England, Cheshire, Lancashire, Suffolk, Surrey
Test debut: England v Zimbabwe, Lord's, May 18-21, 2000
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Leg-spin


Schofield was awarded one of the first 12 central contracts given out by the ECB in 2000, after just two seasons of first-class cricket. He did not get a bowl in his first Test against Zimbabwe but did score a half-century in his second, while his fielding has always been of the highest calibre. He is a leg-spinner who can make the ball turn a significant degree, but he struggled with consistency and was released by Lancashire in 2004. Since August 2006 he has been registered with Surrey and he played two Liverpool Victoria County Championship matches that season, scoring 104 runs at 34...

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