Joseph Liam Denly
- England Cricket Team 2009 - present
Joseph Liam Denly is an English international cricketer and nicknamed as Denners or Joey. This right hand batsman and leg break bowler started his career in cricket in 2005 during the England u-19 tour of India. During this period, he made three half centuries in three test matches. He even represented England at the u-17 level and in 2003, went on the ECB u-18 tour to Holland too. Standing at six feet, he studied from the Chaucer Technology College.
At the age level, he made his first class against the Oxford University in the year 2004. In 2005, he made his debut in the CC (County Championship) against Gloucestershire team and at the end of the season, he was also offered an extension to the team. In 2006, Joseph represented Gore Court in the Kent Cricket League and even represented Whitstable in the same league with an average of 61.75.
By 2007, Denly made his 115 runs not out of 199 against Hampshire team at Canterbury. In 2008, his career saw a dip though. Irrespective of this fact, he went ahead and scored 149 against Somerset at Tunbridge Wells and was regarded as one of the highly rated players that year. In 2009, he made his international debut scoring 67 against Ireland team.
Sponsored by Gray-Nicolls cricket equipment, he uses a predator cricket bat and in 2009 was called up at the England’s squad for the ODI series against Australia.