A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

Every England all-rounder of the past forty years has, at some point or other, been labelled as ‘the new Ian Botham.’ Chris Lewis, a Guyanese born seam bowler and middle-order batsman who played 32 Tests and 53 ODIs for England, was no different. But his story went down a very different path to that of Botham. In 2008, Lewis was stopped at Gatwick Airport with three cans of cocaine in his luggage. He was sentenced to thirteen years in prison. During his first night in confinement, fearful and desperate, Lewis…

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