Chris Dent

Christopher David James Dent (born 20 January 1991) is an English cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman who plays for Gloucestershire. He was born in Bristol.

Chris Dent
Personal information
Full nameChristopher David James Dent
Born (1991-01-20) 20 January 1991 (age 29)
Bristol, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2009–presentGloucestershire (squad no. 15)
FC debut15 April 2010 Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire
LA debut27 September 2009 Gloucestershire v Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 143 70 49
Runs scored 8,981 1,946 725
Batting average 38.54 32.43 20.13
100s/50s 18/51 3/6 0/3
Top score 268 151* 63*
Balls bowled 1,220 438 120
Wickets 9 12 5
Bowling average 90.33 34.33 33.60
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/21 4/43 1/4
Catches/stumpings 156/– 24/– 17/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 September 2019

Dent played for Gloucestershire at Under-15 and Under-17 level as a member of their academy squad, while playing club cricket for Thornbury in the West of England Premier League. Dent played for the Gloucestershire Second XI from 2007, before signing his first professional contract with the club in August 2009.[1]

Dent made his List A début in September 2009, against Nottinghamshire. He did not bat or bowl in the match, as Gloucestershire reached their winning target of 58 runs with nine wickets to spare.

In 2009 Dent was selected for the England Under-19 tour of Bangladesh, and in January 2010 was a member of the England squad at the Under 19 Cricket World Cup.

Dent played in nearly all of Gloucestershire's games for 2013, averaging 45.12 with the bat scoring a total of 1,128 runs, the first time he had scored 1000 runs in a season.

At the start of the 2018 season, Dent was appointed club captain for both the County Championship and the One Day Cup competitions.[2]

Career Best PerformancesEdit

as of 26 June 2019

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 268 Gloucestershire v Glamorgan Bristol 2015 2-21 Gloucestershire v Sussex Hove 2016
LA 151* Gloucestershire Gladiators v Glamorgan Cardiff 2013 4-43 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Leicestershire Foxes Bristol 2012
T20 63* Gloucestershire Gladiators v Glamorgan Cheltenham 2013 1-4 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Hampshire Southampton 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gloucestershire sign academy pair". Cricinfo. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Chris Dent: Batsman named Gloucestershire captain after signing new two-year deal". BBC Sport. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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