Full name Nicholas Richard Trail Gubbins
Born December 31, 1993, Richmond, Surrey
Current age 23 years 83 days
Major teams Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Middlesex Under-15s, Middlesex Under-17s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Education Radley College; Leeds University
|First-class debut||Yorkshire v Leeds/Bradford MCCU at Leeds, Apr 5-7, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka A v England Lions at Pallekele, Feb 17-20, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff, Jul 26, 2014 scorecard|
|Last List A||United Arab Emirates v England Lions at Dubai (DSC), Dec 5, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Middlesex v Gloucestershire at Richmond, Jun 14, 2015 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Northamptonshire v Middlesex at Northampton, Aug 9, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 2||Eng Lions||v Sri Lanka A||Pallekele||17 Feb 2017||FC|
|1, 52*||Eng Lions||v SL Pres. XI||Moratuwa||12 Feb 2017||Other|
|26, 53||Eng Lions||v Afghanistan||Abu Dhabi||7 Dec 2016||FC|
|12||Eng Lions||v U.A.E.||Dubai (DSC)||5 Dec 2016||LA|
|6||Eng Lions||v U.A.E.||Dubai (DSC)||3 Dec 2016||LA|
|125, 93||Middlesex||v Yorkshire||Lord's||20 Sep 2016||FC|
|69, 0||Middlesex||v Lancashire||Manchester||12 Sep 2016||FC|
|75, 0||Middlesex||v Notts||Nottingham||6 Sep 2016||FC|
|2, 46||Middlesex||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||31 Aug 2016||FC|
|145||Middlesex||v Durham||Lord's||13 Aug 2016||FC|
Nick Gubbins' heavy run-scoring was instrumental in Middlesex's 2016 Championship triumph. At 22, he hit 1,409 first-class runs at an average of 61.26 as Middlesex took the title for the first time in 23 years, showing a sound technique and the most enviable of temperaments.
Gubbins, a compact left-hander, has gradually broadened his game since making his debut in 2014. He struck four Championship hundreds, including a career-best unbeaten 201 against Lancashire on the sort of unresponsive Lord's pitch that made the title win so creditable. England considered him for the Test party to Bangladesh and India but their surfeit of left-handers was not in his favour and instead he joined up with England Lions.
He made an outstanding start to his Championship career, with three half-centuries in his first four innings in 2014. His game, initially, was built on accumulation rather than domination, but his ability to strike the ball cleanly contributed to a successful Royal London Cup campaign in 2015 which included a maiden Middlesex century against Sussex at Hove, brought up with a six over midwicket. He can expect plenty of comparisons with another left-handed Middlesex opener from Radley College - Andrew Strauss.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history