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Hampshire v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl

Ballance plays down colour-blind issue after dusk dismissal

Jun 20, 2018: Dale Steyn has proved too hot to handle for the world's best and Gary Ballance made no excuses after his curious dismissal in a floodlit contest

ESPNcricinfo staff and ECB Reporters

County news

Gary Ballance given time off by Yorkshire for 'personal reasons'

May 18, 2018: Yorkshire's captain was missing for the Royal London Cup game against Durham at Chester-le-Street, Steve Patterson leading the side in his absence

ESPNcricinfo staff

Yorkshire v Notts, Headingley, 2nd day

Pujara's running issues reach Yorkshire but Ballance holds firm

Apr 21, 2018:

David Hopps at Headingley

Western Australia XI v England, Tour match, Perth, 1st day

England start well despite Cook, Root failures

Nov 4, 2017: Alastair Cook and Joe Root fell cheaply but there were half-centuries for four of the top six on England's first day of tour action

George Dobell in Perth

England in Australia 2017-18

England mark sorry circumstances with an apology of an Ashes squad

Sep 28, 2017: England's Ashes tour party is a deeply uninspiring blend of the tried, tested and discarded, sprinkled with a few fresh ingredients

Andrew Miller at The Oval

The Ashes 2017-18

Vince recalled, Stokes included in Ashes squad

Sep 27, 2017: James Vince and Gary Ballance have been recalled as part of England's 16-man Ashes party, which also includes Ben Stokes

Andrew McGlashan

Who should England pick for the Ashes?

Sep 21, 2017: It is a task both easy and difficult. The unusual problem is that the difficult part is to do with key positions in the order

Mark Nicholas

West Indies in England 2017

Woakes, Ballance unlikely for Edgbaston

Aug 7, 2017: A lack of first-class cricket could be hampering England's plans ahead of the first Investec Test against West Indies

George Dobell

Why shouldn't the captain get the coach of his choice?

Jul 23, 2017: If you have the right person to lead the team on the field, the rest will follow

Ian Chappell

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, The Kia Oval

Westley, Malan named in 13-man England squad

Jul 20, 2017: Essex's Tom Westley will make his Test debut at No.3 in the third Test against South Africa at The Kia Oval next week, after being named as a direct replacement for Gary Ballance in a 13-man squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in England 2017

Ballance ruled out of third Test with broken finger

Jul 18, 2017: Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Investec Test against South Africa at the Kia Oval after fracturing his left index finger.

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Ballance faces X-ray after sustaining blow to left index finger

Jul 17, 2017: Gary Ballance is to have an X-ray on his left index finger after sustaining a blow on it when batting on the fourth day of the Trent Bridge Test

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Ballance back in the balance as familiar failings surface

Jul 15, 2017: Gary Ballance hasn't played terribly in his recall to Test cricket, but some familiar failings are clouding the judgment about his worth to the team

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Five questions that England must answer before the Ashes

Jul 13, 2017: The Test summer could hardly have started better for England, but there are still several questions England must answer before their departure for the Ashes

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Confident Root shows early shoots of a bountiful reign

Jul 8, 2017: These are early days in the reign of Root, but the signs are already promising. George Dobell runs the rule over his first three days in charge

George Dobell at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

England's DRS blunders

Jul 6, 2017: Keaton Jennings doesn't review a howler and Ballance reviews when he's plumb

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Ballance, Dawson named in Root's first Test squad

Jul 1, 2017: Gary Ballance and Liam Dawson have both been named in a 12-man squad to face South Africa at Lord's for what will be Joe Root's first Test as captain.

Andrew Miller

England Lions v South Africans, Tour match, New Road, 1st day

Garton shines as Ballance looks forward

Jun 29, 2017: George Garton took the one wicket to fall as the touring South Africans faced just 20 overs on a rain-affected day

George Dobell at New Road

England news

Ballance to captain England Lions in tour game

Jun 23, 2017: Gary Ballance's prospects of a Test recall at Lord's next month have been given a boost by his appointment as England Lions captain for their three-day tour match against South Africa at Worcester

ESPNcricinfo staff

Middlesex v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Lord's, Day 3

Murtagh puts seal on crushing Middlesex win

Jun 21, 2017: On the day of the summer solstice, the reigning county champions have their first victory of summer. Yorkshire were not defeated so much as eviscerated

Tim Wigmore at Lord's
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