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Martin Kent
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Martin Kent

Australia
Martin Kent

INTL CAREER: 1981 - 1981

Full Name

Martin Francis Kent

Born

November 23, 1953, Mossman, Queensland

Age

67y 174d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601715428.5033451.190222060
ODI551783319.5013358.64006040
FC6411011356717136.03720600
List A212015237627.520480
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
ODI5------------
FC64630----000
List A21000-----000
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