Brian Lara

Brian Laura posing at JAMROC

Celebrity: Brian Lara

Achievements: Trinidadian International Cricket Player

JAMROC Visit: Whilst visiting the Gold Coast, Brian Lara stopped by Jamroc for lunch, December 2016

Brian Charles LaraTCOCCAM (born 2 May 1969) is a former Trinidadian international cricket player He is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all-time.[3][4][5] He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.[6]

Lara also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004.[7] He is the only batsman to have ever scored a century, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century in first class games over the course of a senior career.[8][9]Lara also shares the test record of scoring the highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match, when he scored 28 runs off an over by Robin Peterson of South Africa in 2003 (matched in 2013 by Australia's George Bailey).[10]