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|Date of Birth||16th March 1986||Height||6’|
|Debut||2004||Years of Service||2004-11, 2014-|
|Bat||Right-hand||Best Bat||227 v Worcestershire, Worcester 2017|
|Bowl||Legbreak||Best Bowl||3-43 v Surrey at The Oval, 2011|
Shirt partner: Angus Freeman & Neil Carter
Joe Denly was the first Canterbury-born cricketer to be capped by the club in 2008.
The right-hander is widely regarded as one of the most attractive strokemakers on the county circuit.
In the shorter form of the game he attacks from the outset, making the most of the powerplay overs and in championship cricket he has the ability to bat through an innings.
Denly spent three seasons at Middlesex before returning to the club in 2015.
He improved his career-best score in 2016 with a double-hundred against Northamptonshire and bettered it again with 227 at Worcester in the following season.
2017 was a golden year for Denly: he scored more than 1,800 runs in all formats and was the top scorer in the NatWest T20 Blast.
Denly played a part in three club records: sharing a club record of 382 with Sean Dickson in the Championship before hitting the top individual T20 score of 127 at Chelmsford in a world record T20 opening stand of 207 with Daniel Bell-Drummond.
His exploits earned him the 2017 Spitfire Player and Batsman of the Year awards.
England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex
Brothers Union (Bangladesh), Dhaka Dynamites (Bangladesh), Sydney