Gavin Rennie

Gavin James Rennie (born 12 January 1976) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 23 Test matches and 40 One Day Internationals from 1996 to 2003. He was a left-hand top order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler although his bowling was mainly restricted to first class cricket.

Gavin Rennie
Cricket information
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs
Matches 23 40
Runs scored 1,023 617
Batting average 22.73 19.90
100s/50s 0/7 0/2
Top score 93 76
Balls bowled 126 90
Wickets 1 2
Bowling average 84.00 37.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/40 1/17
Catches/stumpings 13/– 16/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 February 2006

His older brother John also played for Zimbabwe and in 1996/97 against Pakistan, history was made when the two played together along with the Strang and Flower brothers. It was the first time that three sets of brothers had played together in a game.

Rennie had a good start to his Test career, scoring half centuries in each of his first four Tests during 1997-98. He never scored a Test hundred and instead had to settle with a highest score of 93, made against New Zealand in 2000. Rennie holds the record for the most Test matches in a complete career (23) where a batsman batted twice in every match.[1]

Rennie and Grant Flower set the record for the highest 2nd wicket partnership for Zimbabwe in ODI cricket(150)[2]

He was part of the Zimbabwean squad which won their first ever Test series away from home, against Pakistan in 1998-99.

Aged just 27, Rennie chose not to renew his contract in 2003 and instead chose to go into business, as a transport broker. Today, he is the co-owner of a safari camp in Zimbabwe.[3]


  1. ^ Walmsley, Keith (2003). Mosts Without in Test Cricket. Reading, England: Keith Walmsley. p. 434. ISBN 0947540067.
  2. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | / | Zimbabwe | One-Day Internationals | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  3. ^ CricInfo