Full name Christopher David James Dent
Born January 20, 1991, Bristol
Current age 24 years 312 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||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Sep 22-25, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire at Nottingham, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Gloucestershire v Surrey at Lord's, Sep 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Gloucestershire v Essex at Bristol, Jun 23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Jul 24, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|268, 0/20||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Bristol||22 Sep 2015||FC|
|22||Gloucs||v Surrey||Lord's||19 Sep 2015||LA|
|-||Gloucs||v Kent||Canterbury||14 Sep 2015||FC|
|28||Gloucs||v Yorkshire||Leeds||6 Sep 2015||LA|
|0/20, 73, 52||Gloucs||v Leics||Leicester||1 Sep 2015||FC|
|4||Gloucs||v Hampshire||Bristol||26 Aug 2015||LA|
|12||Gloucs||v Surrey||Bristol||21 Aug 2015||FC|
|49||Gloucs||v Surrey||Bristol||18 Aug 2015||LA|
|0, 0/19||Gloucs||v Northants||Northampton||17 Aug 2015||LA|
|11, 65*||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Swansea||6 Aug 2015||FC|
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. , but a year later endured a miserable summer of only 436 runs in 22 innings. He left it late to confirm his potential in 2015, following up his part in Gloucestershire's Royal London Cup win with a late-season double century against Glamorgan at Bristol which squezed him past 1,000 Championship runs. Only four batsmen - Will Spearman, WG Grace, Wally Hammond and Gilbert Jessop - had scored more runs in an innings, for Gloucestershire.
Bristol-born, Dent's professional career got underway in August 2009, when he signed for his home county 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 - but a year later finally saw him deliver on his promise and he signed a contract extension to 2016. His 2014 began with a double century against Cardiff MCCU but it was the falsest of dawns as just 436 runs in 22 Championship innings followed.
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