Joe Denly

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Joe Denly
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Personal information
Full name Joseph Liam Denly
Born (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 (age 30)
Canterbury, Kent, England
Nickname Denners, Joey, No Pants
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg spin
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 209) 27 August 2009 v Ireland
Last ODI 2 October 2009 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 2 (previously 55)
T20I debut (cap 47) 30 August 2009 v Australia
Last T20I 20 Feb 2010 v Pakistan
T20I shirt no. 2
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–2011 Kent
2011–2014 Middlesex
2013 Barisal Burners
2014 Brothers Union
2015–present Kent (squad no. 6)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 9 5 154 123
Runs scored 268 20 8,608 3,646
Batting average 29.77 4.00 34.57 34.07
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 18/45 5/19
Top score 67 14 206* 115
Balls bowled 6 2,758 410
Wickets 1 31 17
Bowling average 9.00 50.35 19.23
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/9 3/43 3/19
Catches/stumpings 5/– 1/– 63/– 39/–
Source: CricInfo, 21 July 2016

Joseph Liam Denly (born 16 March 1986) is an English international cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and leg break bowler. An exciting stroke player who relishes short pitched bowling, Denly first came to attention during the England 2005 Under-19 tour of India where he made three half-centuries in three tests. He previously represented England at Under 17 level and went on the ECB Under 18 tour to the Netherlands in 2003.


Denly played for Kent at every age level and made his first-class debut against Oxford University in 2004. He made his debut in the County Championship against Gloucestershire in 2005 and at the end of the season was offered an extension to his contract.

In 2006 Denly represented Gore Court in the Kent Cricket League, having previously represented Whitstable in the same league, averaging 61.75.[1]

In 2007, Denly carried his bat for 115 not out out of a Kent total of only 199 against Hampshire at Canterbury.[2] In July Denly was called up to the England Lions squad for the match against India, and made 83 off 90 balls. In his first season he brought up 1000 first class runs.

The 2008 season began slowly with a series of low scores. He did, however, make a career best score of 149 against Somerset at Tunbridge Wells and go on to end the season as one of the year's highly rated players.[3]

He is sponsored by Kookaburra cricket equipment and uses a CCX cricket bat. He also spent two summers playing in Australia, in the Sydney Grade competition for UTS Balmain (now known as Sydney Cricket Club)

Denly was called up to England's squad for the One Day International (ODI) series against Australia on 17 August 2009,[4] and made his international debut in the ODI match against Ireland on 27 August 2009, opening the innings and top-scoring with 67.[5] Denly made his international Twenty20 debut against Australia on 30 August 2009, though the result was a golden duck, the same result was achieved in his second Twenty20 against South Africa.

On 9 September 2011, Denly surpassed his previous high score of 149 and recorded a score of 199 against Derbyshire. On 28 September 2011, Denly moved from Kent, his boyhood club, to newly promoted Middlesex.[6] He returned to Kent in October 2014 after three seasons with Middlesex.[7] Denly again improved his first-class high score on 16 May 2016 when he scored 206 not out in the first innings of a match against Northamptonshire.


  1. ^ "Gore Court Batting 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Kent star Denly defies Aussie duo". BBC Sport. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 
  3. ^ Howells, Kevin (25 September 2008). "Kevin Howells' team of the season". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Pietersen out of England ODI squad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ireland v England at Belfast, 2009". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Joe Denly has signed for Middlesex". Middlesex County Cricket Club. 28 September 2011. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Former England batsman Joe Denly agrees return to Kent Cricket after being released by Middlesex". Kent Online. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 

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