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Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 25 years 248 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 15 27 2 1194 156 47.76 2498 47.79 4 6 153 8 14 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 91 143 16 6671 210 52.52 12814 52.06 25 31 813 54 89 0
List A 75 71 11 2927 139 48.78 3326 88.00 6 18 251 61 35 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 15 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 91 8 156 143 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
List A 75 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-19, 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 England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-19, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Derby, Jul 27, 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
69 Yorkshire v Derbyshire Derby 27 Jul 2015 LA
31 Yorkshire v Gloucs Scarborough 26 Jul 2015 LA
23, 14 England v Australia Lord's 16 Jul 2015 Test # 2171
61, 0 England v Australia Cardiff 8 Jul 2015 Test # 2170
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
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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Jul 26, 2015

Gary Ballance made 31 on his return to Yorkshire colours, Yorkshire v Gloucestershire, Royal London Cup, Group A, Scarborough, July 26, 2015

Gary Ballance made 31 on his return to Yorkshire colours

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Jul 17, 2015

Gary Ballance fends away a short ball, England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 2nd day, July 17, 2015

Gary Ballance fends away a short ball

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Jul 10, 2015

David Warner gets in Gary Ballance's face after his dismissal soon after lunch, England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 3rd day, July 10, 2015

David Warner gets in Gary Ballance's face after his dismissal soon after lunch

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group B: Glamorgan v Kent at Cardiff
Jul 28, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group A: Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol
Jul 29, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Lancashire v Middlesex at Blackpool
Jul 29, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Somerset v Durham at Taunton
Jul 29, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval
Jul 29, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
3rd Investec Test: England v Australia at Birmingham
Jul 29-Aug 2, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group B: Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford
Jul 29, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group A: Northants v Leics at Northampton
Jul 29, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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