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Martin Kent      

Full name Martin Francis Kent

Born November 23, 1953, Mossman, Queensland

Current age 61 years 6 days

Major teams Australia, Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Martin Francis Kent
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 171 54 28.50 334 51.19 0 2 22 0 6 0
ODIs 5 5 1 78 33 19.50 133 58.64 0 0 6 0 4 0
First-class 64 110 11 3567 171 36.03 7 20 60 0
List A 21 20 1 523 76 27.52 0 4 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 64 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 30-Aug 2, 1981 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 29, 1981 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Birmingham, Jun 6, 1981 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1974-1982
List A span 1974-1981
Profile

In an earlier era Martin Kent would have played far more than three Tests. A prolific scorer for Queensland from the off - he made 140 on his state debut - he was unable to break into a strong Australian side containing the Chappells, Walters, Edwards among others. His ability was recognised when he was one of the few non-international players signed by Kerry Packer to appear in World Series Cricket. He finally got his chance as part of Kim Hughes's ill-fated 1981 tour, where he acquitted himself admirably after being brought into a side in freefall at the hands of Ian Botham. Kent made 171 runs - including two fifties - in the last three Tests, with his Test-best 54 coming when he fulfilled the role of makeshift opener in the final match at The Oval. But he lost his place in the side when a very serious spinal injury caused him to miss most of the 1981-82 season, and ultimately forced his premature retirement. He was also an excellent slip fielder.
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Apr 1, 1981

Martin Kent portrait, 1981

Martin Kent portrait

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