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Full name Andrew William Gale
Born November 28, 1983, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Current age 29 years 176 days
Major teams England Lions, England Under-19s, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Cricket Board
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Height 6 ft 2 in
Education Heckmondwike Grammar
|First-class debut||Yorkshire v Somerset at Scarborough, Jul 21-23, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham, May 15-17, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002|
|Last List A||Unicorns v Yorkshire at Chesterfield, May 19, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Derby, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Chennai Super Kings v Yorkshire at Durban, Oct 22, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|8||Yorkshire||v Unicorns||Chesterfield||19 May 2013||LA|
|40||Yorkshire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||15 May 2013||FC|
|28||Yorkshire||v Somerset||Leeds||11 May 2013||LA|
|17||Yorkshire||v Somerset||Leeds||7 May 2013||FC|
|65||Yorkshire||v Glamorgan||Colwyn Bay||5 May 2013||LA|
|5||Yorkshire||v Derbyshire||Leeds||29 Apr 2013||FC|
|25, 39||Yorkshire||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||24 Apr 2013||FC|
|2, 3||Yorkshire||v Sussex||Leeds||10 Apr 2013||FC|
|0, 9*||Yorkshire||v Lds-Brd MCCU||Leeds||5 Apr 2013||FC|
|7||Yorkshire||v Notts||Bridgetown||17 Mar 2013||Other T20|
Andrew Gale is a stalwart Yorkshire left-handed batsman and highly-respected captain with a strong sense of White Rose traditions. One of a number of talented top-order players on the county circuit, he has been a player at the back of the minds of the England selectors despite the perception of some critics that he struggles with the short ball.
Gale, born in Dewsbury, came through the age groups with England, playing at Under-15 through to Under-19 levels. He captained the Under-19 team, and was named in the England Performance Squad for their trip to South Africa in 2009-10. That December, he was named as Yorkshire captain, replacing Anthony McGrath. Yorkshire adopted a policy of sticking as far as possible to home-grown talent and Gale's determined leadership had a youthful team pushing for Championship honours in 2010. In the end they fell short, finishing third - seven points behind Champions Nottinghamshire - but he finished the season with 876 runs at 46.10.
He was able to maintain his own personal standards in 2011, in spite of a struggle that ended with Yorkshire's relegation to Division Two. His season ended early because of a broken arm, but in the 12 matches before that he scored 769 runs at 40.47, including an unbeaten 145 in defeat against Nottinghamshire at Headingley and one other century.
Gale's 2012 season was disrupted by a hip injury but he struggled for runs even when fit and his return of 487 from 15 first-class matches was his lowest since he became a first-team regular in 2008, with an average of just over 30 and only two scores of 50 or more. Balanced against that was a significant triumph for his captaincy as Yorkshire won promotion to Division One in the LV= Championship and qualified for the Champions League as runners-up in the Friends Life T20, to which Gale's own contribution included a 53-ball 70 against Leicestershire at Headingley in June in a county record T20 opening stand of 116 with Phil Jaques.
Gale is also the co-founder the Pro Cricket coaching academy, providing coaching across the Midlands and northern England, with Chris Taylor.
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