Max Bryant

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Max Bryant
Personal information
Full nameMax Arthur Bryant
Born (1999-03-10) 10 March 1999 (age 21)
Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleBatsman
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017–presentQueensland
2017–presentCricket Australia XI
2018–presentBrisbane Heat
List A debut27 September 2017 Cricket Australia XI v South Australia
Career statistics
Competition LA T20
Matches 20 24
Runs scored 663 480
Batting average 33.15 21.81
100s/50s 1/4 0/2
Top score 89 71*
Catches/stumpings 14/– 11/–
Source: Cricinfo, 1 February 2020

Max Arthur Bryant (born 10 March 1999) is an Australian cricketer.[1] He made his List A debut for Cricket Australia XI in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup on 27 September 2017.[2]

Early life[edit]

Bryant was born in Murwillumbah[3] and raised 15km south of the Queensland-New South Wales border in Kingscliff.[4] He grew up playing cricket and rugby league for Cudgen in the Gold Coast competition. Due to its close proximity and population difference, most sports teams based in the north-eastern Tweed region of New South Wales fall under the jurisdiction of neighbouring Gold Coast sporting administrations. State representation differs between sports and this was evidenced when Bryant played for New South Wales in rugby league and Queensland in cricket.[5] At the age of seven, he moved to Townsville for three years before relocating to the Gold Coast.[6] Upon return, Bryant began playing Queensland Premier Cricket for the Gold Coast Dolphins and attended St Joseph's College throughout his teenage years.[7] He continued to play rugby league as a teenager and was offered a three-year developmental contract with the Gold Coast Titans but gave the sport away at the age of 17 to focus on cricket.[8]

Domestic career[edit]

Bryant was in the Cricket Australia XI squad for the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup. He made his List A debut in Cricket Australia XI's victory over South Australia, but he only scored one run and did not bowl.[9] He played again in their second match, top-scoring for the side with 60 runs against Queensland in a losing effort.[10] He registered his highest score for the tournament against New South Wales, reaching 89 runs off just 61 balls, also in a loss.[11] His form was good enough that he did not miss a match for Cricket Australia XI and finished the tournament with a total of 168 runs with a strike rate over 100.[12]

He made his Twenty20 debut for Brisbane Heat in the 2018–19 Big Bash League season on 19 December 2018.[13] He made his first-class debut on 24 February 2020, for Queensland in the 2019–20 Sheffield Shield season.[14]

International career[edit]

In December 2017, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Max Bryant". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  2. ^ "1st match, JLT One-Day Cup at Brisbane, Sep 27 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ "ESPN Cric Info Profile: Max Bryant". ESPN Cric Info. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  4. ^ "A Rugby League contract at 15, now our opening batsman. Get to know 19 year old Max Bryant". Brisbane Heat. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "And he's only 19: Teen slams Bulls record". Cricket Australia. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Gold Coast Bulletin Q&A: Max Bryant". Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin. 25 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Cudgen product Max Bryant is off to Tasmania for a six-match series against Sri Lanka". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Gray-Nicolls or Steeden? Schoolboy sports star Max Bryant chooses cricket over rugby league". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  9. ^ "1st match, JLT One-Day Cup at Brisbane, Sep 27 2017". ESPNcricinfo.com. ESPN Inc. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Labuschagne penalised under new 'fake fielding' rule". ESPNcricinfo.com. ESPN Inc. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Maddinson ton, Nevill record cap NSW's victory". ESPNcricinfo.com. ESPN Inc. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Records / JLT One-Day Cup, 2017/18 - Cricket Australia XI / Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo.com. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  13. ^ "1st Match (N), Big Bash League at Brisbane, Dec 19 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  14. ^ "24th Match, Marsh Sheffield Shield at Brisbane, Feb 24-27 2020". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Sangha, Waugh head U19 World Cup squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 December 2017.

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