Joseph Liam Denly
(born 16 March 1986 in Canterbury
) 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 Holland in 2003.
Denly has 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.
In 2007, Denly carried his bat for 115 not out
out of a Kent total of only 199 against Hampshire
. 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 for Joe 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.
He is sponsored by Kookaburra
cricket equipment and uses a CCX cricket bat. He... Read More