Chris Dent

Country: England
Born: January 20, 1991, Bristol
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Opening Batter

Chris Dent Bio

Christopher David James Dent is a highly-skilled left-handed top order batsman hailing from England. Born and raised in Bristol, Dent’s journey in professional cricket began in August 2009 when he signed with his hometown team, Gloucestershire.

Even as a teenager, Dent showcased immense talent and potential, earning a place in Gloucestershire’s first XI. By the young age of 27, he had become the longest-serving player in the Gloucestershire squad, cementing his position as a vital member of the team. His outstanding performances led to him being appointed as the captain of the Championship side, a well-deserved development in his career.

Dent’s first taste of international cricket came in January 2010 when he represented England Under-19s in the World Cup held in New Zealand. He scored 96 runs at an average of 32.00, although England lost to West Indies in the quarter-finals. Later that year, he made his first-class debut against Northamptonshire, marking the beginning of his professional journey in red-ball cricket.

In his early years, Dent’s performances were steady but not extraordinary. In 2011, he was promoted to open the batting, yielding better results. He accumulated 649 runs at an average of 34.15, including his first first-class century (exactly 100 runs) against Surrey at Cheltenham. Unfortunately, his progress was hindered by a broken little finger, the same finger that had undergone surgery the previous season.

Nevertheless, Dent managed to deliver on his potential in 2013, amassing an impressive 1,128 first-class runs at an average of 45.12 and securing his maiden List A century with an unbeaten 151 against Cardiff. However, the following year proved to be challenging, with Dent struggling to find his form and only scoring 436 runs in 22 innings.

Determined to prove himself, Dent had a breakout season in 2015. His notable contributions helped Gloucestershire clinch the Royal London Cup, and he ended the season with a remarkable double century (268 runs) against Glamorgan, pushing his Championship run tally over 1,000. This feat placed him in an elite group consisting of only four other Gloucestershire batsmen.

With his continued success across all formats, Dent’s coach, Richard Dawson, recognized his potential to join the ranks of promising left-handed batsmen like Keaton Jennings and Nick Browne in the England setup. In 2018, Dent added another feather to his cap by taking over the four-day captaincy of Gloucestershire. That year, he emerged as Gloucestershire’s highest run-scorer in the Championship, earning him the prestigious Batsman of the Year award.

Dent’s consistent and influential performances helped lead Gloucestershire to promotion in 2019. As he turned 30 at the start of the 2021 season, speculation arose regarding his chances of playing international cricket. Dent’s skill, determination, and potential make him an exciting prospect for fans and selectors alike.

As Christopher David James Dent continues to carve his path in the cricketing world, he remains a highly-talented left-handed batsman, constantly striving to showcase his abilities and make a mark on the international stage.

Chris Dent Career Stats

Chris Dent Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 182 328 26 11119 268 36.81 21766 51.08 21 66 1513 48 182 0
List A 90 85 6 2446 151* 30.96 2582 94.73 5 7 293 30 31 0
T20s 78 71 7 1543 87 24.1 1151 134.05 0 8 172 44 28 0

Chris Dent Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 182 49 1277 842 10 2/21 2/21 84.2 3.95 127.7 0 0 0
List A 90 18 444 420 12 4/43 4/43 35 5.67 37 1 0 0
T20s 78 12 120 168 5 1/4 1/4 33.6 8.4 24 0 0 0

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