Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 25 years 220 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 13 23 2 1096 156 52.19 2278 48.11 4 5 139 8 12 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 89 139 16 6573 210 53.43 12594 52.19 25 30 799 54 87 0
List A 73 69 11 2827 139 48.74 3201 88.31 6 17 247 60 34 0
Twenty20 60 55 8 1226 68 26.08 1010 121.38 0 5 85 54 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 89 8 156 143 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
List A 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 29-Jun 2, 2015 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 Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jun 22-24, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14 Yorkshire v Notts Leeds 22 Jun 2015 FC
9 Yorkshire v Notts Leeds 19 Jun 2015 T20
16 Yorkshire v Northants Leeds 14 Jun 2015 T20
1, 29 Yorkshire v Middlesex Leeds 7 Jun 2015 FC
31 Yorkshire v Lancashire Leeds 5 Jun 2015 T20
29, 6 England v New Zealand Leeds 29 May 2015 Test # 2163
1, 0 England v New Zealand Lord's 21 May 2015 Test # 2162
18, 23 England v West Indies Bridgetown 1 May 2015 Test # 2160
77, 81* England v West Indies St George's 21 Apr 2015 Test # 2158
10, 122 England v West Indies North Sound 13 Apr 2015 Test # 2157
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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Jun 2, 2015

Gary Ballance was bowled by Trent Boult, England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, June 2, 2015

Gary Ballance was bowled by Trent Boult

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May 31, 2015

Gary Ballance provides a fan with an autograph, England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day, May 31, 2015

Gary Ballance provides a fan with an autograph

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May 30, 2015

Trent Boult removed Gary Ballance in the first over with the second new ball, England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day, May 30, 2015

Trent Boult removed Gary Ballance in the first over with the second new ball

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire 557/6d Durham 208 & 105/0 (28.5 ov) (f/o)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Hampshire 176 & 86/3 (41.4 ov) Middlesex 330
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Sussex 601/6d Warwickshire 221/5 (82 ov)
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 Lancashire 95/1 (37 ov)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 Worcs 269/8 (82.3 ov)
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 Cambridge U 2/0 (2.3 ov)
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