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Gary Ballance
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Personal information
Full name Gary Simon Ballance
Born 22 November 1989 (1989-11-22) (age 30)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Role Batsman
Relations David Houghton (uncle)
International information
National side England
Only ODI (cap 228) 3 September 2013 v Ireland
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2007 Derbyshire
2008– Yorkshire (squad no. 19)
2010–2012 Mid West Rhinos
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 1 65 57 56
Runs scored 0 4,743 2,469 1,158
Batting average 0.00 54.51 56.11 26.93
100s/50s 0/0 18/22 6/14 0/5
Top score 0 210 139 68
Balls bowled 144
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/– 63/– 25/– 29/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 September 2013

Gary Simon Ballance (22 November 1989 in Harare, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean-born English first-class cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler, who currently plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Ballance first played in the Second XI Championship in 2006, having made five appearances for Zimbabwe in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, in which the team finished in sixth place. In the final match for the team, Ballance scored a half-century, gaining notice from Derbyshire and earned the chance to sign for the team in 2006. He played his first limited overs match two weeks later, having performed in the Derbyshire Second XI.

At the end of the 2007 season, Ballance left Derbyshire to sign academy terms with Yorkshire. He made his first-class debut for Yorkshire against Kent at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, in July 2008. In the first-class match against Durham MCC University in April 2011, Ballance scored 72 and 73 not out. He made his England debut on the 3rd of September 2013 in an ODI against Ireland.

Ballance's uncles, David Houghton and William Houghton, were both first-class cricketers.

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