Keaton Jennings

Keaton Jennings

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Durham Representative No.: 125
Role: Left Hand Bat, Right Arm Med-Fast
Keaton Jennings

Brief bio

Twitter - @JetJennings
Date of birth - 19 June 1992 Johannesburg, Transvaal
Durham First Class Debut - August 2012 v Surrey (home)

The leading run-scorer in Specsavers County Championship cricket, 2,000 runs across all formats and a multitude of club records - 2016 was quite a season for Keaton Jennings.

The 24-year-old started an incredible year with back-to-back centuries against Somerset, the third Durham man to do so, and finished it with an England Lions call-up along with no less than five awards the club's awards evening.

The Player of the Year, Players' Player of the Year & Leading Batsman amassed 2,000 runs in all formats, cementing himself as a key asset after signing a four-year deal midway through the season.

It was perhaps in the red ball game where Jennings exceeded the most, becoming the first Durham player to top the run charts in a season and just the third man to eclipse 1,500 runs since 2011.

Jennings, the son of ex-South Africa wicketkeeper Ray, notched seven first-class hundreds - the most any Durham player has managed in a season - and fell just short of Michael Di Venuto's record run haul in a single season.

He also passed 200 twice, both times in trying circumstances. The left-hander scored a career-best 221* against Yorkshire to fight back from a first innings deficit of 151, while his second (201*) came in the final home match against Surrey.

Throughout his short career, Jennings has shown he has the mental qualities succeed at the highest level and he showed maturity beyond his years when leading the limited-overs side in the absence of Paul Collingwood.

He led the side to a televised win against Yorkshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Emirates Riverside as his white ball talents came to the fore.

Jennings opened that particular campaign with one of the Riverside's finest moments, hitting ten from two balls to defeat the Notts Outlaws, while his 88* at the top of the order against the Northants Steelbacks was the highest score in a NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day.

Not just content to rely on his batting qualities, he also added 17 wickets across the three competitions with his medium pace bowling.

He hit two centuries in the Championship-winning campaign of 2013 and completed his international qualification period for England earlier in 2016.

A popular figure in the dressing room, Jennings is currently studying to become an accountant and had to hastily re-arrange his exams in South Africa after learning of his Lions call-up in September.

First Class Highest Score - 221* (v Yorkshire, 2016)
List A Highest Score - 70 (v Surrey, 2014)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 88 (vs Northants, 2016)

Best First Class Bowling Figures - 2/26 (v Lancashire, 2016)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 1-9 (v Surrey, 2014)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures - 4-37 (v Yorkshire, 2015)

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