Full name David John Balcombe
Born December 24, 1984, City of London
Current age 32 years 208 days
Major teams Durham MCCU, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 6 ft 4 in
Education St John's School Leatherhead, Durham University
|First-class debut||Somerset v Durham UCCE at Taunton, Apr 9-11, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire v Gloucestershire at Southampton, Jul 7-10, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester, Sep 16, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Sri Lanka A at Southampton, Aug 14, 2014 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Middlesex v Hampshire at Southgate, Jul 11, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Hampshire v Sialkot Stallions at Johannesburg, Oct 11, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4/27, 0/34||Surr 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Cheam||4 Aug 2015||Other|
|24, 2/46, 6, 0/25||Surr 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Coggeshall||21 Jul 2015||Other|
|1/27||Surr 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Sunbury-on-Thames||10 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|0/5||Surr 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||30 Jun 2015||Other|
|3/20, 2/25||Surr 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Cardiff||23 Jun 2015||Other|
|0/22||Surr 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Purley||8 May 2015||Other T20|
|1/28||Surr 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Cheam||28 Apr 2015||Other|
|-||Hampshire||v Sri Lanka A||Southampton||14 Aug 2014||LA|
|65*, 0/63||Hampshire||v Gloucs||Southampton||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|1/60, 11, 4/20||Hants 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Southampton||24 Jun 2014||Other|
David Balcombe was a bustling fast bowler who made his name with a loan spell at Kent in 2011, when 33 wickets at 17.81 saw his parent club Hampshire wake up to his talent. They hoicked him back and Balcombe became a central figure in their attack. But the success was short-lived and he moved to Surrey before retiring halfway through a two-year deal to work with Kevin Pietersen's foundation.
In 2012 it seemed as if Hampshire had discovered their attack leader as he took 59 Championship wickets, the best return in Division Two, including 8 for 71 against Gloucestershire - the best figures ever recorded at the Rose Bowl. But he couldn't sustain it in a hot 2013 far more favourable for batting, and played only four games in 2014, where he took four wickets.
Balcombe is a graduate of Durham UCCE, for whom he took 5 for 112 against Durham in 2005, and it was playing for them where Giles White spotted him and brought him to Southampton. He made his first-team debut in 2007 but his career never really got going and a back injury in 2010 stalled any progress. But loaned out to Kent his talent shone through.
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?