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Full name Gareth Rohan Breese
Born January 9, 1976, Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica
Current age 39 years 21 days
Major teams West Indies, Durham, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 8 in
Education Wolmer's Boys School, Kingston
|Only Test||India v West Indies at Chennai, Oct 17-20, 2002 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996/97|
|Last List A||Durham v Warwickshire at Lord's, Sep 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Nottinghamshire v Durham at Nottingham, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Northamptonshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|26, 0/36, 7||Durham||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|3/30, 15*||Durham||v Warwickshire||Lord's||20 Sep 2014||LA|
|0, 3/53||Durham||v Notts||Chester-le-Street||6 Sep 2014||LA|
|13, 1/31||Durham||v Yorkshire||Leeds||28 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/54||Durham||v Surrey||Chester-le-Street||14 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/11||Durham||v Notts||Chester-le-Street||12 Aug 2014||LA|
|-||Durham||v Middlesex||Chester-le-Street||10 Aug 2014||LA|
|15*||Durham||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|11, 0/25||Durham||v Sussex||Hove||5 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/32||Durham||v Warwickshire||Gosforth||31 Jul 2014||LA|
Good enough to captain Jamaica and win a Test cap for West Indies in 2002-03, Gareth Breese was an offspinning, hard-hitting allrounder who holds a British passport and who made himself a mainstay of the Durham team, particularly in limited-overs cricket.
Born in Montego Bay, Breese represented West Indies Under-19 before forcing his way into Jamaica's squad during the 1995-96 Red Stripe Cup. One of the successes of the 2001-02 Busta Cup campaign, Breese claimed 44 wickets for Jamaica with his offspin - including a career-best 7 for 60 in the semi-final victory over Barbados - and added more than 350 runs with some lusty lower-order hitting. He did well for the Busta XI that dismissed the Indian tourists for 150 in April, and was named in the squad for the first Test in Guyana - although in the event he didn't make his Test debut until six months later, on a Chennai turner in October 2002.
But his flat, guileless offspin seemed better suited to the one-day arena, and he was a late addition to the West Indian World Cup squad, although he didn't play a game. By the end of 2003, he had joined Durham as a non-overseas player, and never looked back as he became a fixture on the county scene. He didn't feature at all in the Championship in 2011 and 2012 but in recent years has fulfilled a role in Durham's Second XI as a mentor to the next generation, while also remaining an important part of Durham's Twenty20 and 40-over campaigns. His Durham career ended in joyful fashion when he struck the winning runs at Lord's against Warwickshire in the Royal London One-day Cup final and rushed to the Tavern Stand to celebrate with his family.
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