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Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 25 years 37 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 8 13 1 729 156 60.75 1433 50.87 3 3 101 2 7 0
ODIs 12 11 1 261 79 26.10 372 70.16 0 2 18 1 7 0
First-class 82 126 15 6162 210 55.51 11631 52.97 24 28 754 48 78 0
List A 69 65 11 2791 139 51.68 3130 89.16 6 17 244 60 33 0
Twenty20 57 52 8 1170 68 26.59 971 120.49 0 5 83 50 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 82 8 156 143 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
List A 69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin, Sep 3, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Birmingham, Sep 2, 2014 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 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v India at Birmingham, Sep 2, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, May 16, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7, 69 Yorkshire v Somerset Leeds 23 Sep 2014 FC
99 Yorkshire v Notts Nottingham 9 Sep 2014 FC
7 England v India Birmingham 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3523
61 Yorkshire v Durham Leeds 28 Aug 2014 LA
64 England v India The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
37 England v India Manchester 7 Aug 2014 Test # 2134
156, 38, 0/5 England v India Southampton 27 Jul 2014 Test # 2132
110, 27 England v India Lord's 17 Jul 2014 Test # 2130
71, 0/0 England v India Nottingham 9 Jul 2014 Test # 2128
74, 0 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
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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Dec 6, 2014

Yorkshire team-mates Gary Ballance and Alex Lees take a break, Colombo, December 6, 2014

Yorkshire team-mates Gary Ballance and Alex Lees take a break

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Sep 10, 2014

Gary Ballance fell for 99 on the second morning, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, September 10, 2014

Gary Ballance fell for 99 on the second morning

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Aug 17, 2014

Joe Root and Gary Ballance celebrate with the series trophy, England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day, August 17, 2014

Joe Root and Gary Ballance celebrate with the series trophy

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 20, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 46 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 17, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
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