Full name Joe Stephen Gatting
Born November 25, 1987, Brighton, Sussex
Current age 28 years 158 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|
|Twenty20 debut||Sussex v Essex at Hove, May 28, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||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.
Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean