Full name Joe Stephen Gatting
Born November 25, 1987, Brighton, Sussex
Current age 30 years 235 days
Major teams Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||Cambridge UCCE v Sussex at Cambridge, Apr 15-17, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton, Aug 7-10, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gloucestershire v Sussex at Bristol, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Aug 4, 2015 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Sussex v Essex at Hove, May 28, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|43, 31*||Hampshire||v Warwickshire||Southampton||7 Aug 2015||FC|
|17||Hampshire||v Essex||Southampton||4 Aug 2015||LA|
|-||Hampshire||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||2 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|-||Hampshire||v Middlesex||Southampton||1 Aug 2015||LA|
|11||Hampshire||v Kent||Canterbury||30 Jul 2015||LA|
|14||Hampshire||v Sussex||Southampton||27 Jul 2015||LA|
|11||Hampshire||v Somerset||Southampton||23 Jul 2015||T20|
|43, 32||Hampshire||v Durham||Southampton||19 Jul 2015||FC|
|-||Hampshire||v Sussex||Hove||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|22||Hampshire||v Gloucs||Cheltenham||14 Jul 2015||T20|
Like his father, Steve, Joe Gatting was on the books at Brighton & Hove Albion for three seasons but when offered a chance to join Sussex's cricket academy in 2008 he quit football for cricket. Like his uncle Mike, the former England captain, cricket was where his talent flourished.
A muscular middle-order batsman, Gatting made an immediate impression during 2009, his first season, with 152 on first-class debut against Cambridge MCCU. After being asked to bat at No. 3 he suffered that difficult second season in 2010, averaging 14.09 from eight games. But in 2011 he responded with a maiden Championship century at New Road and an average of 51.30 from seven matches.
Given plenty of opportunities in 2012 he could only manage 279 runs in 16 first-class innings, albeit in horrendously wet conditions. He was handed five more matches in 2013 but didn't make an impression and was released, only to be quickly given a new chance with Hampshire on a two-year deal.
He played eight Championship matches in 2014 but only made one half-century; and was only given a chance in three one-day games. He topped Hampshire's first-class averages the following season, although only playing four games, but was still released at the end of the season.