Full Name

Joe Stephen Gatting


November 25, 1987, Brighton, Sussex


33y 163d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak








Like his father, Steve, Joe Gatting was on the books at Brighton & Hove Albion for three seasons but when offered a chance to join Sussex's cricket academy in 2008 he quit football for cricket. Like his uncle Mike, the former England captain, cricket was where his talent flourished.

A muscular middle-order batsman, Gatting made an immediate impression during 2009, his first season, with 152 on first-class debut against Cambridge MCCU. After being asked to bat at No. 3 he suffered that difficult second season in 2010, averaging 14.09 from eight games. But in 2011 he responded with a maiden Championship century at New Road and an average of 51.30 from seven matches.

Given plenty of opportunities in 2012 he could only manage 279 runs in 16 first-class innings, albeit in horrendously wet conditions. He was handed five more matches in 2013 but didn't make an impression and was released, only to be quickly given a new chance with Hampshire on a two-year deal.

He played eight Championship matches in 2014 but only made one half-century; and was only given a chance in three one-day games. He topped Hampshire's first-class averages the following season, although only playing four games, but was still released at the end of the season.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A49445103012226.41122084.42149819190
List A49220220---6.60-000

Recent Matches - Player


Michael Carberry held on to a catch despite colliding with Joe Gatting
Joe Gatting
Joe Gatting fell to Callum Thorp for 11
Joe Gatting loses his off stump to Stuart Meaker
Joe Gatting swings behind square leg during his 46
Joe Gatting held the Sussex middle order together with a fluent knock