Gareth Berg

Country: Italy
Born: January 18, 1981, Cape Town, Cape Province
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Gareth Berg Bio

Gareth Kyle Berg, a bustling and brisk seam bowler as well as a middle-order batsman, has made his mark in the world of cricket. Born in Italy, Berg initially learned the sport in South Africa before eventually moving to England to pursue professional opportunities.

Berg’s journey in cricket began in 2004 when he played for Northamptonshire 2nd XI, although he did not break into the first team. In 2007, Middlesex signed the talented all-rounder at the age of 26. He made an impressive debut for Middlesex, taking five wickets against England Under-19s during the 2008 pre-season.

In 2011, Berg played a crucial role in Middlesex’s Championship promotion, showcasing his versatility with an average of 41.87 with the bat and 19.96 with the ball. His outstanding performance came in a match against Leicestershire, where he scored an unbeaten 130 runs in the first innings and helped secure the county’s promotion with a thrilling six, four, six in the second innings.

Berg’s association with Middlesex continued to flourish, earning him a reputation as a dependable contributor in all formats of the game. He surpassed the milestone of 4,000 runs and 200 wickets for Middlesex, displaying his consistency and effectiveness as a player. However, persistent shoulder and knee injuries limited his appearances in his final seasons, and Middlesex subsequently terminated his contract.

Despite the setback, Berg’s determination and resilience led him to embark on a successful rehabilitation program. Hampshire took a chance on the skilled cricketer, and it proved to be a wise decision. Berg exceeded expectations, becoming their supporters’ and players’ player of the year with 674 runs and 43 wickets in first-class cricket. Notably, his first-innings 72 against Nottinghamshire played a pivotal role in securing Hampshire’s Division One status.

Berg’s tenacious spirit and competitive nature were highly valued by Hampshire. Although he often found himself agonizingly close to hitting a century, his contributions remained vital to the team’s success. In addition, he served as an inspiration to his teammates when, after being left stranded on 99 against Yorkshire, he responded with a devastating four-wicket burst to dismantle their top order.

Towards the end of the 2019 season, Berg made the move to Northamptonshire after falling out of Hampshire’s first team. He also resurrected his international career, representing Italy in the CWC Challenge League. In early 2021, he took on the role of player-coach for the Italian national team, further demonstrating his leadership and strategic abilities. Additionally, he played a part in boosting Italy’s T20 World Cup aspirations by recruiting Kent’s Grant Stewart.

At the age of 40, Gareth Kyle Berg remains a vital part of Northamptonshire’s squad, leading their bowling attack with his skillful seam bowling. His contributions on and off the field continue to inspire both his teammates and cricket enthusiasts alike. Berg’s journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication, passion, and love for the game of cricket.

Gareth Berg Career Stats

Gareth Berg Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 15 12 4 141 39* 17.62 116 121.55 0 0 10 6 4 0
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 152 226 28 5565 130* 28.1 8885 62.63 2 31 707 58 75 0
List A 113 86 14 1590 75 22.08 1740 91.37 0 7 140 23 44 0
T20s 109 84 26 1224 90 21.1 974 125.66 0 3 116 31 28 0

Gareth Berg Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 15 12 246 251 16 4/14 4/14 15.68 6.12 15.3 1 0 0
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 152 238 20133 10136 321 6/56 9/90 31.57 3.02 62.7 12 7 0
List A 113 99 4136 3511 120 5/26 5/26 29.25 5.09 34.4 6 2 0
T20s 109 102 1867 2414 90 4/14 4/14 26.82 7.75 20.7 2 0 0

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