Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 27 years 182 days

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

Nickname Gazza

Playing role Middle-order batsman

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 21 38 2 1413 156 39.25 3005 47.02 4 7 183 8 20 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 122 198 19 8852 210 49.45 17171 51.55 32 41 1097 58 109 0
List A 96 90 14 3783 152* 49.77 4286 88.26 7 23 327 67 41 0
Twenty20 69 62 8 1322 68 24.48 1102 119.96 0 5 94 55 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 122 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 96 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 28-30, 2016 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 Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, May 19-22, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v Leicestershire at Leeds, May 16, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Yorkshire at Birmingham, Aug 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
74 Yorkshire v Lancashire Manchester 19 May 2017 FC
71 Yorkshire v Leics Leeds 16 May 2017 LA
22 Yorkshire v Warwickshire Birmingham 14 May 2017 LA
152* Yorkshire v Northants Northampton 10 May 2017 LA
63 Yorkshire v Derbyshire Leeds 7 May 2017 LA
15 Yorkshire v Worcs Worcester 5 May 2017 LA
29 Yorkshire v Durham Leeds 3 May 2017 LA
85 Yorkshire v Lancashire Leeds 1 May 2017 LA
10* Yorkshire v Notts Nottingham 29 Apr 2017 LA
108, 203* Yorkshire v Hampshire Southampton 21 Apr 2017 FC
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 England 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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May 1, 2017

Gary Ballance maintained his excellent form with 85, Yorkshire v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Headingley, May 1, 2017

Gary Ballance maintained his excellent form with 85

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Apr 7, 2017

Gary Ballance sweeps during his century, Yorkshire v Hampshire, Specsavers County Championship, 1st day, Headingley, April 7, 2017

Gary Ballance sweeps during his century

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Nov 5, 2016

Ben Stokes, Gary Ballance and Alastair Cook take part in net practice, Mumbai, November 5, 2016

Ben Stokes, Gary Ballance and Alastair Cook take part in net practice

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
Sussex v Durham at Hove - May 21-24
Durham 287 Sussex 452/4 (107 ov)
1st ODI: England v South Africa at Leeds
May 24, 2017 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby
May 25-28, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford
May 26-29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea
May 26-29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells
May 26-29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton
May 26-29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham
May 26-29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton
May 26-29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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