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George Garton
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George Garton

England|Bowling allrounder
George Garton

Full Name

George Henry Simmons Garton

Born

April 15, 1997, Brighton, Sussex

Age

24y 233d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast

Playing Role

Bowling allrounder

Education

Hurstpierpoint College

TEAMS

A left-arm quick and promising batter, in 2021 George Garton began to live up to the promise that had seen him drafted in as cover on an Ashes tour aged just 20. Encouraging displays for Sussex led to an England ODI call-up - though Covid-19 scuppered chances of a debut - and he went on to help Southern Brave to glory in the inaugural men's Hundred, subsequently winning an IPL deal to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Garton's skiddy pace and whippy action initially wanted for control, but he had shown evidence that he was starting to hone his skills during the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy, taking a maiden first-class five-for against Essex that included the wickets of Alastair Cook and Dan Lawrence, and finishing as Sussex's leading wicket-taker in the Blast. The following April, he made a career-best 97, batting at No. 7 against Glamorgan, then dismissed England captain Joe Root cheaply at Hove, before his white-ball stock took off.

Garton caught England's eye in his debut season for Sussex, when he was a surprise inclusion in the England Lions squad to face Sri Lanka A and Pakistan A as the selectors continued their never-ending hunt for a left-arm quick of Test standard. Having represented England U19s in the 2016 World Cup in Bangladesh, he took a wicket with his first ball in first-class cricket, against Leeds/Bradford MCCU at Hove, and made his debut in all three formats with Sussex's bowling coach, Jon Lewis, describing him as "a real gem".

With England suffering something of an injury crisis at the start of their 2017-18 Ashes tour, Garton - who had impressed both for the Lions and in net sessions with the full England squad - was called-up into the tour party ahead of the first Test as short-term cover. He had only played nine first-class games at the time.

After missing most of 2018 due to a freak injury - he suffered a side strain picking up a suitcase from the baggage carousel at Los Angeles airport while rushing to get a connecting flight - Garton was afforded a run in Sussex's 50-over side the following year, though struggled for Championship playing time; a pair of fifties from No. 9 at the end of the 2019 first-class season were a reminder of his all-round credentials. His white-ball potential was clear when he finished as the leading wicket-taker at the 2019 Abu Dhabi T10, leading to a trial with IPL side Rajasthan Royals.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC243728041890535/269/7635.664.0452.9210
List A2423942993294/434/4334.246.3232.4100
T2044417551042494/164/1621.268.2815.4300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC243465699720.32101855.8904659140
List A241121033811.4411986.5500121110
T20441872304620.90177129.94001711120

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
RCB vs KKR0*0/2911-Oct-2021SharjahT20
RCB vs Capitals--0/2008-Oct-2021Dubai (DSC)T20
RCB vs Sunrisers2*1/2906-Oct-2021Abu DhabiT20
RCB vs Punjab Kings01/2703-Oct-2021SharjahT20
RCB vs Royals--1/3029-Sep-2021Dubai (DSC)T20

Photos


George Garton is hugged by Virat Kohli after Abhishek Sharma's dismissal
George Garton is pumped up after dismissing Aiden Markram
George Garton bowls
George Garton exults after dismissing Evin Lewis
George Garton bowls on IPL debut
George Garton struck with the new ball