From Under 11's to England

Chris Woakes has emerged as one of the best all-rounders in the county game and has proved to be one of the most valuable players in the domestic game across any format.

After making his Bears debut, against West Indies A in 2006 it only took him 2 more years to top the clubs bowling averages with 45 wickets at 20.48 and was soon being talked about as someone with the ability to push onto international cricket.

Woakesy continued his consistently excellent form that saw another superb summer of performances in 2011 with 56 wickets at 21.78 and 579 runs at 48.25.

It is with the white ball that Chris has come across most of his international opportunities, playing 43 ODI's, 8 T20I's and 6 Test matches so far.

With his unflappable character, Chris has proved to be a real asset for club and country with both bat and ball, regularly delivering when the pressure is on in the final overs. Most notably versus both India and Pakistan in T20I's and that famous night in 2014 where he sealed the Bears first ever win in the NatWest T20 Blast Final against Lancashire.

There's no doubt that if England selection evades him, the Bears will benefit from having one of the best players on the circuit at their disposal.