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  • My earliest cricketing memory is

    Playing my first ever cricket match aged 7

  • My favourite sportsperson is

    Dale Steyn

  • The teams I support in other sports are

    Chelsea FC

  • My favourite colour is

    Burgundy

  • My favourite food is

    Greek

  • My favourite musical artist is

    Drake

  • My favourite film is

    Pearl Harbour

  • A hobby/interest I have outside of cricket is

    Fashion Design, Golf and Tennis

  • My proudest cricketing moment is

    Being called up to play for England Lions

Nathan Gilchrist

BatRight-handBowlRight-arm fast
Born11th June 2000 (in Harare, Zimbabwe)National Team EligibilityEngland
Years of Service2020-Debutvs. Surrey, 2020
Nickname(s)Gilly, NateCapped-
Local ClubSandwich Town CCShirt Sponsor-
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Player Biography

Born in Harare with an English father, Gilchrist first came to England when he was involved in a cricket exchange between St. Stithians in Johannesburg and King’s College Taunton, where he studied for a BTEC.

After making his Kent debut in 2020 after initially joining the county on loan with an agreement of a permanent deal beginning from 2021, Gilchrist made his debut in Kent’s victory over Surrey in 2020’s Bob Willis Trophy.

The right-arm quick broke into Kent’s first-class and List A sides during 2021, collecting his maiden five-wicket hauls in both forms of the game as a Kent player, including an impressive 5-38 against Worcestershire in the County Championship.

Overall in the Championship that year, he took 30 wickets at 20.66, featuring in nine of 14 matches.

At the 2021 Spitfire Kent Cricket Awards, he became the second recipient of the Club’s Men’s Emerging Player of the Year Award.

In 2022, Gilchrist continued his development & was a part of the Kent Spitfires side to win the One-Day Cup, taking 3-65 in the final against Lancashire.

He was Kent’s top wicket-taker in the County Championship that season, taking 33 wickets in eight matches – his efforts earned him more Spitfire Kent Cricket Awards recognition that October, picking up both Young Player & Bowler of the Year accolades.

In January 2022 he picked up his first England Lions call-up to their red-ball tour of Sri Lanka.

After an injury-hit 2023, Gilchrist announced his re-emergence as a talented young quick in May 2024 by recording best innings figures of 6-24 away at Lancashire in the County Championship, with match figures of 8-93, in Kent’s first win at Old Trafford since 1997.