George Philip Balderson
October 11, 2000, Manchester
Left hand Bat
Right arm Medium
George Balderson captained England U19 to the Rising Stars Tri-Series final in Antigua in December 2019, leading the team with 15 wickets. A top-order batter for Lancashire's Second XI, Balderson was mainly employed as a bowler for the Young Lions and was made captain by coach Jon Lewis in the summer of 2019.
Balderson was one of a number of young players to benefit from the opportunities presented by the Covid pandemic's disruption on the 2020 domestic season. Lancashire were without several first-team regulars due to call-ups to enlarged England squads, creating a chance for him to play all five games in the Bob Willis Trophy. They struggled as a team but Balderson made a maiden first-class fifty against Derbyshire at Liverpool and even opened the bowling late in the season, winning further opportunities the following summer.
Batting & Fielding
|Lancashire vs Surrey||97||1/23 & 0/19||26-Sep-2022||Manchester||FC|
|Lancashire vs Essex||4 & 3||1/11 & 5/14||20-Sep-2022||Chelmsford||FC|
|Lancashire vs Yorkshire||0 & 7*||0/44 & 0/4||05-Sep-2022||Manchester||FC|
|Lancashire vs Sussex||1||2/36||30-Aug-2022||Hove||List A|
|Lancashire vs Notts||15||2/47||26-Aug-2022||Blackpool||List A|