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Gareth Batty

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Full Name: Gareth Jon Batty
Born: October 13 1977 , Bradford, Yorkshire
Country: England
County: Surrey
Other teams: Worcestershire, Yorkshire
Test debut: Bangladesh v England, Dhaka, Oct 21-25 2003
ODI debut: Australia v England, Sydney, Dec 13 2002
T20 debut: West Indies v England, Port of Spain, Mar 15 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin


Batty has made the most of his modest talent with international recognition in all forms of the game. The off-spinner began his career with Yorkshire in 1997 but played just one season at Headingley before heading south to Surrey. However, he could not break into their star-studded side and joined Worcestershire for the 2002 campaign. He was an instant success at New Road and made his England debut against Australia in the 2002-03 VB Series. Later in 2003, Batty made his Test bow against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Batty was on the receiving end of Brian Lara’s international record 400 not ...

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