Scott George Borthwick (born 19 April 1990) is an English cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler who plays for Durham. He was born in Sunderland.
Borthwick played in the North East Premier League for Philadelphia during the 2005 campaign, and played sporadic matches for Durham’s Second XI in 2006. Borthwick played for Durham Academy in the North East Premier League 2007 and 2008 competitions. He also represented Tynemouth Cricket Club, as their Durham contract player for the 2009 season, with his performances safeguarding them from relegation.
Borthwick made his Twenty20 debut for Durham against Lancashire, and despite not batting, he bowled four overs, taking 3–23.
In May 2009 Borthwick took two catches while fielding as substitute for England in the second Test against the West Indies at the Riverside Ground.
Borthwick became the youngest player to be hit for 5 consecutive sixes in an over against Essex. The final ball was slightly better – a wide – giving Essex an unlikely victory.
Borthwick’s uncle, David, played one List-A match for Northumberland in 1994.
Scott George Borthwick
19 April 1990 (age 26) Sunderland, England
Right-arm leg break
Only Test (cap 660)
3 January 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 220)
25 August 2011 v Ireland
23 October 2011 v India
ODI shirt no.
Domestic team information
Durham (squad no. 16)
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Borthwick was announced as a member of the England ODI squad for their match against Ireland in August 2011.In the one-off match he scored 15 runs off 9 balls late in England’s innings, and bowled just 1 over, conceding 13 runs. He made his Twenty20 International début on 25 September 2011 in the match against the West Indies.Borthwick was touted in December 2013 as a future Test cricket bowler by retiring England bowler Graeme Swann, who said:
“Personally, I hope little Scotty Borthwick gets the chance before long. He’s a leg-spinner, he’s got a bit of X-factor and he can bat as well.”
He was subsequently called up to the England test squad (alongside James Tredwell) in time for the 4th Ashes test as a replacement for Swann.