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Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 26 years 222 days

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, England Lions, Mid West Rhinos, Yorkshire, Zimbabwe Under-19s

Nickname Gazza

Playing role Middle-order batsman

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 105 168 17 7535 210 49.90 14611 51.57 27 35 923 56 100 0
List A 86 80 12 3267 139 48.04 3756 86.98 6 20 279 61 38 0
Twenty20 67 60 8 1289 68 24.78 1071 120.35 0 5 90 55 39 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 105 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 67 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 20-23, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds, Jul 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12 Yorkshire v Lancashire Leeds 1 Jul 2016 T20
2 Yorkshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 24 Jun 2016 T20
78, 32 Yorkshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 20 Jun 2016 FC
- Yorkshire v Derbyshire Leeds 19 Jun 2016 T20
34 Yorkshire v Lancashire Manchester 15 Jun 2016 LA
80 Yorkshire v Northants Scarborough 14 Jun 2016 LA
- Yorkshire v Derbyshire Chesterfield 12 Jun 2016 LA
- Yorkshire v Warwickshire Birmingham 10 Jun 2016 T20
30 Yorkshire v Worcs Leeds 7 Jun 2016 LA
8 Yorkshire v Lancashire Manchester 3 Jun 2016 T20
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 England 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 14, 2016

Gary Ballance found some form with 80, Yorkshire v Northamptonshire, Royal London Cup, North Group, June 14, 2016

Gary Ballance found some form with 80

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Apr 25, 2016

Gary Ballance plays through the off side, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 2nd day, April 25, 2015

Gary Ballance plays through the off side

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Apr 24, 2016

Gary Ballance helped Yorkshire rebuild, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day, April 24, 2015

Gary Ballance helped Yorkshire rebuild

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah - Oct 4, 2013
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah - Oct 2, 2013
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 193 balls remaining)
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 29, 2013
U.A.E. won by 135 runs
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 27, 2013
U.A.E. won by 158 runs
Ireland v Scotland at Belfast - Sep 8, 2013
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 102 balls remaining)
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