Gavin Rennie

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Gavin Rennie
Cricket information
BattingLeft-hand bat
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 23 40
Runs scored 1023 617
Batting average 22.73 19.90
100s/50s 0/7 0/2
Top score 93 76
Balls bowled 126 90
Wickets 1 2
Bowling average 84.00 37.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/40 1/17
Catches/stumpings 13/- 16/-
Source: Cricinfo, 11 February 2006

Gavin James Rennie (born 12 January 1976 in Fort Victoria - now Masvingo) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 23 Tests and 40 ODIs from 1996 to 2003. He was a left-hand top order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler although his bowling was mainly restricted to first class cricket.

His older brother John also played for Zimbabwe and in 1996-97 against Pakistan, history was made when the two played together along with the Strang and Flower brothers. It was the first time that 3 sets of brothers had played together in a game.

Rennie had a good start to his Test career, scoring half centuries in each of his first four Tests during 1997-98. He never scored a Test hundred and instead had to settle with a highest score of 93, made against New Zealand in 2000. Rennie holds the record for the most Test matches in a complete career (23) where a batsman batted twice in every match.[1]

Rennie and Grant Flower set the record for the highest 2nd wicket partnership for Zimbabwe in ODI cricket(150)[2]

He was part of the Zimbabwean squad which won their first ever Test series away from home, against Pakistan in 1998-99.

Aged just 27, Rennie chose not to renew his contract in 2003 and instead chose to go into business, as a transport broker. Today, he is the co-owner of a safari camp in Zimbabwe.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walmsley, Keith (2003). Mosts Without in Test Cricket. Reading, England: Keith Walmsley. p. 434. ISBN 0947540067.
  2. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | / | Zimbabwe | One-Day Internationals | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-08-12.

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