A promising young wicketkeeper who was a regular choice behind the stumps for Somerset in all forms of cricket before the development of Craig Kieswetter.
He first played for England at Under-13 level and progressed through the ranks up to Under-19 level. He also represented Cornwall in Minor Counties cricket at the age of 16 and featured in the NatWest Trophy in 1999.
He made his National League debut for Somerset in 2003 and marked the occasion by hitting 58 against Nottinghamshire. He also equalled Somerset's competition record of five catches by a wicketkeeper during a four-wicket defeat by Northamptonshire.
The following year he made his maiden one-day century when he smashed 157 off 136 balls against Derbyshire in the same competition.
He was given a two-year contract at the end of the 2004 season and was further rewarded with a one-year extension after helping Somerset lift the Twenty20 Cup in 2005.
He was man of the match in the four-run victory over Leicestershire in the semi-finals after hitting 16 off the penultimate over as well as making two stumpings and a run out.
He played in just two first-team matches in 2007, both in the Twenty20 Cup as Kieswetter established himself as first-choice behind the stumps.
Gazzard continued to deputise for Kieswetter in 2008 and 2009, when he decided to retire in order to pursue a career in finance.