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Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 25 years 286 days

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, England Lions, Mid West Rhinos, Yorkshire, Zimbabwe Under-19s

Nickname Gazza

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Peterhouse, Zimbabwe; Harrow School

Gary Simon Ballance
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 27 2 1194 156 47.76 2498 47.79 4 6 153 8 14 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 94 147 16 6938 210 52.96 13305 52.14 26 32 845 56 92 0
List A 81 76 12 3096 139 48.37 3560 86.96 6 19 264 61 37 0
Twenty20 60 55 8 1226 68 26.08 1010 121.38 0 5 85 54 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 94 8 156 143 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
List A 81 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-19, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), Sep 3, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Kent v Yorkshire at Canterbury, Jul 11-14, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds, Sep 1-3, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
91 Yorkshire v Somerset Leeds 1 Sep 2015 FC
32 Yorkshire v Essex Chelmsford 27 Aug 2015 LA
165 Yorkshire v Sussex Hove 21 Aug 2015 FC
- Yorkshire v Northants Leeds 18 Aug 2015 LA
6, 5 Yorkshire v Durham Scarborough 7 Aug 2015 FC
6 Yorkshire v Somerset Scarborough 5 Aug 2015 LA
26* Yorkshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 2 Aug 2015 LA
28 Yorkshire v Worcs Worcester 30 Jul 2015 LA
77 Yorkshire v Surrey The Oval 29 Jul 2015 LA
69 Yorkshire v Derbyshire Derby 27 Jul 2015 LA
Profile

The belief that when one seemingly indispensable player retreats into the background another often rises to the challenge was exemplified by Gary Ballance as he took the chance offered by Jonathan Trott's stress-related illness. In no time, Ballance's nuggety left-handed batting style was providing the backbone of England's line-up. There was nothing overly stylish about his approach, but his discipline and shrewdness was apparent and he could step up the tempo when necessary. Ballance, in the coach's parlance was a batman who Found A Way.

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Sep 2, 2015

Gary Ballance fell nine short of a hundred, Yorkshire v Somerset, LV= County Championship, Division One, Headingley, 2nd day, September 2, 2015

Gary Ballance fell nine short of a hundred

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Aug 21, 2015

Gary Ballance finished the day on 98 not out, Sussex v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Hove, 1st day, August 21, 2015

Gary Ballance finished the day on 98 not out

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Jul 29, 2015

Gary Ballance struck a half-century in a losing cause, Surrey v Yorkshire, Royal London Cup, Group A, Kia Oval, July 29, 2015

Gary Ballance struck a half-century in a losing cause

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
Essex v Northants at Chelmsford - Sep 1-4
Essex 360 & 189/5 (58.5 ov) Northants 275
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 1-4
Kent 570/8d Lancashire 259 & 136/3 (50.5 ov) (f/o)
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Sep 1-4
Leics 415 & 110/6 (24.3 ov) Gloucs 269/8d
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 1-4
Derbyshire 313 & 104/5 (35.5 ov) Surrey 560
Warwickshire v Middlesex at Birmingham - Sep 1-4
Middlesex 207 & 55/2 (15.1 ov) Warwickshire 254
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 1-4
Worcs 210 & 115/6 (48.5 ov) Sussex 510/5d
2nd ODI: England v Australia at Lord's
Sep 5, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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