Gary Brent

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Gary Brent
Personal information
Full name Gary Bazil Brent
Born (1976-01-13) 13 January 1976 (age 38)
Sinoia, Rhodesia
Batting style Right-handed bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Relations JP Brent (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 42) 18 November 1999 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 27 December 2001 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 46) 30 October 1996 v Pakistan
Last ODI 2 February 2008 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Mashonaland (Northerns)
2006–2007 Southerns
1994–1999 Mashonaland
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 4 70 61 129
Runs scored 35 408 2,066 934
Batting average 5.83 12.00 26.15 14.82
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 2/8 0/3
Top score 25 59* 130 64
Balls bowled 818 3,390 10,157 5,823
Wickets 7 75 186 135
Bowling average 44.85 37.01 25.27 34.09
5 wickets in innings 0 0 7 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/21 4/22 6/46 4/22
Catches/stumpings 1/– 20/– 30/– 33/–
Source: CricketArchive, 27 September 2008

Gary Bazil Brent (born 13 January 1976) is a Zimbabwean cricketer.

Generally speaking, he is an inswinging bowler, with a good slow-arm bowling technique. Though his Test batting average lies at a mere 5.83 runs, he is sometimes used further up the order than his average suggests, to utilise some of the power his batting possesses in the hope of tiring the opposition with his swift shots and quick runs. His bowling average, however, often hovers around the low-30s, though it can at times fluctuate greatly.

Having missed the cut for the World Cup in 2003, he made the squad for the 2003/04 tour in Australia. Brent was one of the fifteen "rebel" players who were dismissed in 2004 due to a dispute with the Zimbabwean cricket board.

Gary Brent was a surprise call-up during the ICC Champions Trophy (2006), replacing the injured Terrence Duffin. He played just the one match, but proved useful, taking 1/28 from 7 overs, and adding 10 with the bat, which was not a bad effort considering the Zimbabwean total of 130.

In the first ODI against South Africa, he equal top scored with a defiant 59 after his team was reduced to 72–7. He won the man of the match award, after a good bowling performance as well.

He has been selected for the tour to Bangladesh, starting in late November 2007.

He is now coaching cricket at the york cricket academy in York.

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Having spent two seasons as cricket professional at Rugby School in Warwickshire, he returned to native Zimbabwe in September 2010 to take up a coaching job for one of the country's regional youth sides.