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Full name Christopher David James Dent
Born January 20, 1991, Bristol
Current age 23 years 224 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Batting style Left-hand bat
Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper
|First-class debut||Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire at Bristol, Apr 15-17, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Gloucestershire at Worcester, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire at Nottingham, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, Aug 29, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Gloucestershire v Essex at Bristol, Jun 23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/36, 40||Gloucs||v Kent||Canterbury||29 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/34, 70||Gloucs||v Derbyshire||Derby||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|8, 1/39, 51||Gloucs||v Worcs||Worcester||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|4||Gloucs||v Worcs||Worcester||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|33*||Gloucs||v Essex||Chelmsford||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|7||Gloucs||v Leics||Bristol||5 Aug 2014||LA|
|37, 0/8||Gloucs||v Hampshire||Bristol||31 Jul 2014||LA|
|5||Gloucs||v Yorkshire||Leeds||29 Jul 2014||LA|
|18, 1/25||Gloucs||v Northants||Cheltenham||27 Jul 2014||LA|
|0||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||25 Jul 2014||T20|
Chris Dent is a highly-talented left-handed top order batsman who was given a place in the Gloucestershire first XI while still a teenager. He produced a breakthrough season in 2013 with 1128 first-class runs at 45.12 and a maiden List A century, an unbeaten 151 at Cardiff.
Dent's professional career got underway in August 2009, when he signed for his home county, Gloucestershire, and made his one-day debut before the season was out. He represented England Under-19s in the World Cup in New Zealand in January 2010, scoring 96 runs at 32.00 as England lost to West Indies in the quarter-final. That summer he made his first-class debut against Northamptonshire at Bristol.
Despite a modest return of 725 runs, Dent played every Championship game in 2010 and in 2011 was promoted to open the batting, where he returned a more fruitful 649 runs at 34.15, including a maiden first-class century, exactly 100, against Surrey at Cheltenham. His 2012 was hampered by a broken little finger - the same digit he was forced to have surgery on the season before.
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