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 Lara, TC, OCC, AM (born 2 May 1969) is a former Trinidadian international cricket player He is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all-time. 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.
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. 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.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).