Full Name

George Philip Balderson


October 11, 2000, Manchester


21y 52d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role



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.

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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A642461923.006471.87002210
List A6416213653/253/2527.205.0332.4000

Recent Matches - Player

Lancashire vs Warwickshire1 & 650/8328-Sep-2021Lord'sFC
Lancashire vs Hampshire5 & 123/21 & 2/4921-Sep-2021LiverpoolFC
Lancashire vs Somerset22 & 10*2/12 & 2/8212-Sep-2021TauntonFC
Lancashire vs Notts19 & 771/72 & 2/5205-Sep-2021NottinghamFC
Lancashire vs Warwickshire00/47 & 0/930-Aug-2021ManchesterFC


George Balderson strides out after lunch
George Balderson and Jack Brooks shake hands after Lancashire's ten-wicket win
George Balderson drives through the off side
George Balderson claims another wicket
George Balderson, Priyam Garg, Bryce Parsons and Farhan Zakhil pose with the 2020 U-19 World Cup trophy
George Balderson will captain England at the Under-19 World Cup