Andrew Gale

Country: England
Born: November 28, 1983, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Height: 6ft 2in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Andrew Gale Bio

Andrew William Gale is a revered cricket player hailing from England. Known for his left-handed batting skills and exceptional leadership abilities, Gale has made a notable impact on the sport.

Gale’s cricket journey started at a young age, as he began playing league cricket for Gomersal at the tender age of eight. However, it was with the Bradford League club Cleckheaton that he truly found his home, considering it his most beloved club. As he progressed through the age groups, Gale represented England at various levels, from Under-15 to Under-19. He even had the honor of captaining the Under-19 team and was included in the England Performance Squad for their tour of South Africa in 2009-2010.

December of 2009 marked a significant turning point in Gale’s career, as he was appointed as the captain of the Yorkshire county team, replacing Anthony McGrath. At only 25 years old, Gale became the youngest professional captain in the history of Yorkshire cricket. Under his determined leadership, Yorkshire adopted a policy of promoting home-grown talent, leading to a spirited young team pushing for Championship honors in 2010. Although they fell short, finishing third, Gale himself had an impressive season, accumulating 876 runs at an average of 46.10.

The following year, Gale faced challenges as Yorkshire was relegated to Division Two. However, he maintained his personal standards, ending the season with 769 runs at 40.47. Despite suffering a broken arm that cut his season short, he performed exceptionally well, including an unbeaten 145 against Nottinghamshire at Headingley and one other century.

In 2012, Gale faced further setbacks due to a hip injury and struggled to find his form. However, he played a crucial role as captain, leading Yorkshire to promotion in the LV= Championship and qualifying for the Champions League. His captaincy skills were praised as he guided the team to success, including a county record T20 opening stand of 116 with Phil Jaques.

The 2013 season saw Gale lead Yorkshire for prolonged periods, only to be overtaken by Durham in the Championship. However, he achieved a personal milestone by scoring a career-best first-class score of 272 against Nottinghamshire. This marked his first Championship hundred in over two years. The following year in 2014, Gale made history as Yorkshire won the Championship title for the first time in 13 years. While his achievement was overshadowed by a two-match ban for dissent in the Roses match, later downgraded to improper conduct, Gale’s determination and sense of pride were evident. When Yorkshire secured the Championship title again in 2015, Gale triumphed as he finally got his hands on the coveted trophy.

Gale’s international ambitions waned during his tenure as captain, but his significance to Yorkshire cricket remained steadfast. In 2016, Yorkshire narrowly missed out on a hat-trick of titles, finishing as runners-up to Middlesex. This marked Gale’s final season as a player, as he retired at the age of 32. However, his retirement was short-lived, as he immediately assumed the role of 1st team coach, following Jason Gillespie’s return to Australia. With over 8,000 first-class runs at an average of 36, Gale’s impact on the sport is undeniable.

Beyond his cricketing career, Gale is also the co-founder of the Pro Cricket coaching academy, which offers coaching services across the Midlands and northern England. This venture showcases his passion for nurturing budding talent and giving back to the sport he holds dear.

Throughout his journey, Andrew William Gale has exhibited immense skill, determination, and dedication to the sport of cricket. As a respected player and leader, his contributions to the Yorkshire county team have left an indelible mark on the rich traditions of White Rose cricket.

Andrew Gale Career Stats

Andrew Gale Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 156 245 17 8211 272 36.01 - - 20 31 - - 50 0
List A 135 126 12 3468 125* 30.42 - - 2 18 - - 27 0
T20s 108 100 10 2302 91 25.57 1917 120.08 0 16 276 38 32 0

Andrew Gale Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 156 - 115 238 1 1/33 1/33 238 12.41 115 0 0 0
List A 135 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 108 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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