Mike Gatting      

Full name Michael William Gatting

Born June 6, 1957, Kingsbury, Middlesex

Current age 57 years 86 days

Major teams England, Middlesex

Also known as Gatt

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach, Commentator

Relation Brother - SP Gatting, Son - AMB Gatting, Son - JIW Gatting, Nephew - JS Gatting, Nephew - OR Gatting

Michael William Gatting
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 79 138 14 4409 207 35.55 9764 45.15 10 21 552 11 59 0
ODIs 92 88 17 2095 115* 29.50 2968 70.58 1 9 165 11 22 0
First-class 551 861 123 36549 258 49.52 94 181 493 0
List A 551 508 79 14476 143* 33.74 12 87 177 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 79 32 752 317 4 1/14 1/14 79.25 2.52 188.0 0 0 0
ODIs 92 14 392 336 10 3/32 3/32 33.60 5.14 39.2 0 0 0
First-class 551 10061 4703 158 5/34 29.76 2.80 63.6 2 0
List A 551 6234 4817 175 6/26 6/26 27.52 4.63 35.6 4 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v England at Karachi, Jan 18-23, 1978 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Perth, Feb 3-7, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v England at Sahiwal, Dec 23, 1977 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Moratuwa, Mar 20, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975-1998
List A span 1975-1998
Profile

For two decades, it was a sight as characteristic of Lord's as Father Time himself: Mike Gatting, with jutting beard and strutting gait, biffing the ball past extra cover for Middlesex or England. If a spinner was bowling, he probably wouldn't be on long: "Gatt" murdered spinners. Squat and tubby, he never looked a sportsmen from a distance, though at close quarters his oak-tree forearms gave a clue. He was a natural, a point recognised by the selectors when they sent him on tour as a 20-year-old, in 1977-78. But it would take seven more years, and 54 Test innings, before he made a hundred. In the meantime, he batted every position except first violin. Finally, he reached maturity with 136 in adversity at Bombay, an innings of such guts that the British press broke its rule and applauded. Then there was no stopping him.

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Nov 19, 2013

Mike Gatting guards Ashes urn in all-night Lord's vigil, November 19, 2013

Mike Gatting guards Ashes urn in all-night Lord's vigil

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Jul 4, 2012

Mike Gatting and Andrew Strauss arrive at Tom Maynard's funeral, Cardiff, July 4, 2012

Mike Gatting and Andrew Strauss arrive at Tom Maynard's funeral

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Aug 10, 2010

Mike Gatting speaks to members of Argentina's national cricket team, August 10, 2010

Mike Gatting speaks to members of Argentina's national cricket team

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1984

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1984

Middlesex coach 1999-2000

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 24/0
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 28/1
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 34/2
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 4/1
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 28/2
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 36/0
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 24/1
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 21/1
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