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Michael Bates

Key facts

Full Name: Michael David Bates
Born: October 10 1990 , Frimley, Surrey
County: Somerset
Other teams: Hampshire, England U19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat

Biography

A dynamic wicketkeeper, Bates joined Hampshire at the age of nine and went on to be an integral part of their domestic T20-winning sides in 2010 and 2012. Bates claimed his third winner's medal with the club in 2012 when he showed nerves of steel to stand up to Kabir Ali's match-winning dot ball in the Clydesdale Bank 40 final. Initially frustrated by both a lack of runs and the presence of the ever-reliable Nic Pothas, the South African’s departure at the end of 2011 saw Bates become a mainstay in all forms of the game. Razor-sharp reactions had already made Bates a regular in the g...

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