OFF SPINNING ALL ROUNDER GARETH BATTY WAS APPOINTED SURREY CAPTAIN IN EARLY 2015 – A POPULAR DECISION AMONGST PLAYERS, MEMBERS AND FANS.

A vital part of the side in all formats of the game, Batty combines great technical and tactical nous with an unshakable commitment to the cause at hand.

Primarily an off spinner, he draws on all his experience within the game – including seven Test Matches and ten One Day Internationals – to play whatever role is required – and is equally adept at bowling attacking and defensive lines. He is also frequently capable of adding useful runs down the order, with a first-class best of 133 testifying to his quality with the bat.

A Yorkshireman by birth but a Surrey player by choice, Batty is looking to lead the club back to the top of the domestic game.

 
  • DATE OF BIRTH13/10/1977
  • NATIONALITYEnglish
  • HEIGHT5'11"
  • SQUAD NO.13
  • ROLE IN TEAMAll-Rounder
  • BATTING STYLERight Hand Bat
  • BOWLING STYLEOff Spin
  • COUNTY DEBUTSri Lanka A, 1999

SEASON BATTING STATS*

22.76
BATTING AVERAGE
478
RUNS SCORED
110
HIGHEST SCORE

SEASON BOWLING STATS*

31.22
BOWLING AVERAGE
41
WICKETS TAKEN
55.32
STRIKE RATE

*stats shown are for First Class matches only

"There’s never been a thought since the second time I walked through the gates that I’d play anywhere else. Now I’m back I don’t ever see me doing anything other than wearing the brown cap."

− Gareth Batty

"The club are indebted to Gareth Batty for the job he did in the second half of this season. At one of the hardest times in the history of the club the character and leadership abilities he showed were absolutely immense."

− Surrey County Cricket Club

"As a player he is also a fantastic asset to the club – both as a bowler, a lower order batsman and as a galvanising influence on the field – and I am very happy indeed we have secured his services for another two years."

− Richard Thompson - Surrey Chairman

Watch Gareth Batty take the hattrick against Derbyshire that sealed Surrey’s promotion back to the First Division of the Specsavers County Championship

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