Full name Joe Stephen Gatting
Born November 25, 1987, Brighton, Sussex
Current age 27 years 245 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 Durham at Southampton, Jul 19-22, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gloucestershire v Sussex at Bristol, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Jul 27, 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|
|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|
|9*||Hampshire||v Surrey||Southampton||10 Jul 2015||T20|
|0/7, 4, 59||Hampshire||v Worcs||Worcester||6 Jul 2015||FC|
|64*, 4||Hampshire||v Middlesex||Lord's||28 Jun 2015||FC|
|2||Hampshire||v Essex||Chelmsford||26 Jun 2015||T20|
|80||Hants 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||24 Jun 2015||Other 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 is where his talent flourishes.
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.
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