Chris Whitworth

  • D.O.B.: 21/05/1992
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Placed: Re-Signed - Harlow CC
  • Nationality: British
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
  • Recent teams:
  • Entry route: UK Passport
  • Available: April to September

Chris Whitworth is a technically sound, positive, Right-handed opening batsman and frontline off-spinner who recently captained his home club’s 1st XI in the Hertfordshire Championship division. At 22, Chris became Stevenage’s youngest ever 1st XI leader. In his 1st season as captain, Chris was voted players’ player of the year by his teammates as he lead by example in an excellent all-round 2015 season. He struck 486 league runs at 32.40 including six 50’s in 16 innings and took 26 wickets at an exceptional 14.50 topping both the batting and bowling averages for his side, which included overseas stars Ramesh Subasinghe & Neville Talbot, whilst also finishing 2nd in the Herts Championship’s league bowling averages.

In 2014 whilst competing in the strong ECB Premier Hertfordshire league, Chris was promoted from no.6 to open the batting for the remaining 6 games of the season and nailed his opportunity by hitting 3 consecutive half centuries of 83, 60 and 65. His 83 being a particular highlight against a bowling attack that included IPL seamer Sagar Trivedi (Rajasthan Royals), West Indies spinner Ryan Cunningham (37 first class matches), former Essex seamer Andrew McGarry and current Essex Academy spinner Ben Waring. As opener, he finished with 241 runs averaging 40.17 in 6 innings and an overall average of 25.53 whilst also contributing 16 wickets at 27.69.

Whitworth had his first experience abroad in Australia at Tewantin-Noosa Thunder CC 1st grade on the Sunshine Coast. He had a solid season and helped the club to their first semi-finals in 20 years, only to go down but his 4 wickets in the semi-final and a 57 not out the week before gave them a chance in the finals series. He ended up scoring 336 runs at 30.55 in the summer down under and picked up 17 wickets at 16.94 with an economy of 2.32 with his best figures in that semi-final clash (4-29).

Upon his return to the UK in 2017, Chris continued to show his value as he compiled 482 runs @ 32.13 finishing as the fourth top run scorer in the Herts division 1 league. Another consistent return followed in 2018 compiling 536 runs @ 38.29 and was underbowled whilst returning 13 wickets at an average of 13.69 in 36 overs helping his team to a league winning campaign.

Following impressive performances in the Bedfordshire Premier league for Langford CC in 2019, Chris was selected for the inaugural T20 PRO:AM at Northamptonshire county ground. In 2018 he scored 530 runs @ 40.77, finishing 4th top scorer, only bettered by 3 first class experienced batsmen + 19 wickets averaging 16 in 63 overs. Form continued in 2019, with 475 runs @ 39.58, finishing 3rd top scorer again only 2 current professional batsmen topping him.

In summer 2021, Chris linked with Essex side, Wickford CC who sought to head north to Division 1 and they succeeded, winning Division 2 with just 2 loses for the summer. Chris played a big role with 536 runs / 26 wickets contributing nicely to the club’s success in the first full summer back from COVID.

He remained in the Essex League, joining Harlow CC and returned some impressive numbers. Taking the opportunity to open the batting, Chris scored 776 runs @ 48.50 with a best of 118 vs Springfield as he shared an opening stand of 194 with Ben Yeats. Chris also chimed in with 32 wickets @ 21.56 with a best of 5-71.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Harlow CC 2022 19 19 776
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
118 48.50 32 21.56 5-71
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Wickford CC 2021 19 18 536
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
84* 31.53 26 21.12 6-37
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Old Owens CC 2017-19 49 48 1317
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
90* 29.93 28 20.71 5-13
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Tewantin-Noosa CC 2006-17 15 15 336
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
87* 30.55 17 16.94 4-29
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Stevenage CC 2008-2016 127 117 2984
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
144 28.97 101 19.70 5-28