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)

An ever-present during 2013, Scott Borthwick played an integral role as Durham lifted the LV=County Championship title.

Affectionately known as "Badger", the Sunderland born star finished as his side's leading scorer in first class cricket with 1,022 runs.

His leg spin also accounted for 28 batsmen and he proved to be a safe pair of hands at slip, as he was second only to Phil Mustard with 29 catches.

Those impressive statistics persuaded the England selectors to pick him for the final Ashes Test Match in Sydney at the start of the year. Borthwick 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 now bats at three but still considers himself a bowler who bats.

A product of the Durham academy and an avid Sunderland AFC supporter, the England International is one of the region's most exciting sporting talents.

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