Gloucestershire cricket captain Chris Dent signs contract extension

Gloucestershire captain Chris Dent has committed his future to the club for a further three seasons.

The newly-signed deal will keep the 29-year-old at the County Ground in Bristol until the end of the 2023 season.

Dent has been Club captain for two full seasons and is now one of Gloucestershire’s longest-serving players.

I’m extremely excited to have signed a new three-year extension with the Club. I love playing for Gloucestershire and I think we’ve got a great squad who can do great things in the coming years, so it’s fantastic to be extending my time here.

Chris Dent
Chris Dent graduated from Gloucestershire’s age group squads and Academy. Credit: Gloucestershire CCC

Dent is a local success story - he grew up in the area and graduated from Gloucestershire’s age group squads and Academy.

Since he first announced himself to the fans in 2010, Dent has become an opening batsman who has registered 18 centuries for The Shire and placed himself 23rd in the all-time list for centuries at the cub.

The 2019 season was the third in which Dent surpassed 1,000 First-class runs, finishing with the third highest runs total in Division Two, and earning him the Gloucestershire Batsman of the Year award for the second year running.

Head Coach Richard Dawson has hailed the news as 'fantastic'. Credit: PA

He has improved year on year to become a high-class top order batsman and a vital and well-respected member of the Club, having come through the academy system.

Richard Dawson, Head Coach