Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 24 years 1 days

Major teams Ireland, Cardiff MCCU, Ireland Under-13s, Ireland Under-15s, Ireland Under-17s, Ireland Under-19s, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education St Andrew's College, Dublin

Andrew Balbirnie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 7 7 0 89 38 12.71 221 40.27 0 0 7 0 1 0
First-class 9 13 1 181 38 15.08 343 52.76 0 0 22 1 6 0
List A 12 11 0 258 129 23.45 381 67.71 1 0 30 3 4 0
Twenty20 2 2 0 2 2 1.00 6 33.33 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 7 1 24 31 1 1/31 1/31 31.00 7.75 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 9 7 168 95 2 1/5 2/25 47.50 3.39 84.0 0 0 0
List A 12 3 48 58 1 1/31 1/31 58.00 7.25 48.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Scotland at Dublin, Sep 12, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v Scotland at Dublin, Sep 11-14, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v New Zealand A at Dubai (CA), Nov 29, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/34, 36 Ireland v NZ A Dubai (CA) 1 Dec 2014 Other OD
129 Ireland v NZ A Dubai (CA) 29 Nov 2014 LA
59, 1/22 Ireland XI v Otago Lincoln 23 Oct 2014 Other OD
55 Ireland XI v Canterbury Lincoln 21 Oct 2014 Other OD
2 Ireland XI v Northern D Hamilton 16 Oct 2014 Other OD
86 Ireland XI v ACT Canberra 9 Oct 2014 Other OD
20 Ireland XI v ACT Canberra 7 Oct 2014 Other OD
8 Ireland XI v Queensland Brisbane 2 Oct 2014 Other OD
0/22, 3 Ireland XI v Queensland Gold Coast 30 Sep 2014 Other OD
6, 1/31 Ireland v Scotland Dublin 12 Sep 2014 ODI # 3529
Profile

Andrew Balbirnie is the latest Irish player to be signed by Middlesex. He is an orthodox, technically correct batsman who is well regarded by Angus Fraser. After completing a degree at Cardiff University, he signed a new two-year contract with Middlesex in 2014, hoping to win more regular opportunities in the first team. Balbirnie captained Ireland in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, having been a member of the squad in the 2008 tournament. He has been unable to break into the full-strength Ireland side, but pressed his claims by top-scoring on their World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zealand in the autumn of 2014 and he confirmed the impression by hitting 129, off just 96 balls, against a strong New Zealand A side in Dubai. Balbirnie also bowls serviceable offspin and is a back-up wicketkeeper, and is regarded as a fine fielder.
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Mar 31, 2014

Andy Balbernie

Andy Balbernie

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Sep 8, 2009

Andrew Balbirnie goes on the offensive, Hong Kong Under-19s v Ireland Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, King City, September 8, 2009

Andrew Balbirnie goes on the offensive

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Sep 3, 2009

Andrew Balbirnie receives the Man-of-the-Match award, Ireland Under-19s v Afghanistan Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, King City, September 3, 2009

Andrew Balbirnie receives the Man-of-the-Match award

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC)
Jan 10, 2015 (14:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST)
Ireland v Scotland at Dubai (DSC)
Jan 12, 2015 (14:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST)
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC)
Jan 17, 2015 (09:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 00:30 EST | 23:30 CST | 21:30 PST)
Ireland v Scotland at Dubai (CA)
Jan 19, 2015 (09:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 00:30 EST | 23:30 CST | 21:30 PST)
Ireland v Scotland at Sydney
Feb 10, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
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