Full Name: Alexander Peter Richard Gidman
Born: June 22, 1981, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Other Teams: England A
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Alex Gidman has certainly made massive strides since breaking into the Gloucestershire first XI in 2003. Blessed with the ability to bat and bowl at a high standard, he was chosen for Rod Marsh’s England Academy intake for 2003/04. And the former Australian wicketkeeper was so impressed with the all-rounder that he handed Gidman the captaincy for the England A tour to Malaysia and India, a squad that included fully-capped England players such as Ed Smith and Simon Jones. However, Gidman broke his right thumb in the nets and only managed to play one warm-up one-day match before being...