Honorary graduates


Chris Read - Former English Cricketer

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Sport in recognition of his significant
contribution to professional cricket.

Chris Read

In a career that began in 1995, cricketer Chris Read completed more than 1,100 dismissals and scored over 23,000 runs. He had played internationally in Pakistan, Kenya and Sri Lanka by the time he was 20, going on to represent England 52 times.

Chris joined Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club in 1998. He helped the team to victory in the County Championship in 2005, and after becoming captain in 2008, he led them there again in 2010. He was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2011.

In 2017, Chris retired from county cricket after 20 seasons with Nottinghamshire. His final season was hugely successful, seeing the team lift the Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest t20 Blast. In his final match for the county, Chris scored 124 runs, helping Notts win promotion back to Division One. He is now the Director of Cricket at Uppingham School in Rutland



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