Full Name

Brent John Arnel


January 03, 1979, Te Awamutu, Waikato


43y 19d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role



As a 10-year-old, Brent Arnel was kicked out of junior cricket because he bowled too fast and he was soon up against college-level players. Being pushed into the deep end so early, he recalls, helped him in the long run. Arnel is a product of a small-town upbringing, but access to facilities was never a problem because his parents owned a few indoor cricket schools in the area. It later came down to a choice between a career in cricket or basketball but he chose the former when Northern Districts came calling. He made his debut in the 2006-07 season, playing four games, but his best performance was reserved for the following season. Arnel topped the wicket charts in the State Championships with 33 wickets and his performance earned him a place in the New Zealand A squad for the tour of India. His impressive performances for the A squad against the England Lions in 2009 led to a call-up to the New Zealand Test squad against India. He didn't get a game, but earned another Test call-up the following year, against Bangladesh, as a replacement for the injured Andy McKay.
Cricinfo Staff February 2010

Career Averages

List A9392470439901294/264/2630.935.0836.4800
Batting & Fielding
List A934023157189.2323766.2400163140
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Recent Matches - Player

Northern Dis vs Central D4 & 02/23 & 4/3502-Apr-2018NapierFC
Northern Dis vs Auckland4 & 1*2/87 & 4/5801-Mar-2018AucklandFC
Northern Dis vs Canterbury04/4517-Feb-2018WhangareiList A
Northern Dis vs Otago--0/2307-Feb-2018DunedinList A
Northern Dis vs Canterbury--0/704-Feb-2018WhangareiList A


Brent Arnel receives a high-five from his team-mate
Imran Tahir trapped Brent Arnel lbw
Brent Arnel and Mark Gillespie have a chat during a practice session
Brent Arnel
Brent Arnel picked up four wickets
Brent Arnel picked up two wickets before tea