Andrew Gale

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Andrew Gale
Personal information
Full name Andrew William Gale
Born (1983-11-28) 28 November 1983 (age 31)
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England
Nickname Galey, G
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style leg-break
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001–present Yorkshire (squad no. 26)
First-class debut 21 July 2004 Yorkshire v Somerset
Last First-class 11–14 Sep 2012 Yorkshire v Kent
List A debut 13 September 2001 Yorkshire v Gloucestershire
Last List A 22 August 2012 Yorkshire v Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 135 135 103
Runs scored 7,261 3,468 2302
Batting average 37.62 30.42 25.57
100s/50s 19/27 2/18 –/9
Top score 272 125* 91
Balls bowled 61
Wickets 1
Bowling average 144.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/33 –/– –/–
Catches/stumpings 38/– 23/– 28/–
Source: [1], 11 May 2013

Andrew William Gale (born 28 November 1983[1]) is an English first-class cricketer, who plays for and captains Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He also co-owns Pro Coach Cricket Academy,[2] with his business partner Chris Brice providing cricket coaching by professional cricketers, and has taken part in some commentary work for Sky Sports and Yorkshire Radio. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire,[1] Gale first played cricket for Gomersal Cricket Club when he was eight years old. He also played in the Yorkshire Central League. He later moved to Cleckheaton Cricket Club, hoping initially to become a footballer, before joining Driffield in the Yorkshire League. He played for England Youth teams from U15 to U19 level, and made his first-class debut as a left-handed batsman for Yorkshire in 2004. In nine first-class matches, up to the end of 2006, he scored 297 runs, with a best of 149 against Warwickshire in 2006, at an average of 18.56. In 2013 he scored over a thousand championship runs with a highest score of 272 against Notts at Scarborough, which is the highest ever first class score at the ground.

He became a more regular member of Yorkshire's one-day and Twenty20 sides, and played six one day internationals for England's Under 19s, captaining that team. In November 2007, he signed a new three-year contract with Yorkshire. In December 2009, Anthony McGrath resigned from his post as Yorkshire captain, with Gale being named as his replacement.[3] He became the youngest captain of the county in the post-war era. In January 2014 Gale extended his contract with Yorkshire until 2016. In 2014 he became the first Yorkshire captain to lift the LV County Championship for 13 years.[4]

He is married to Kate and they have two daughters, Ada and Beatrice. His brother-in-law is fellow Yorkshire cricketer Tim Bresnan.


  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 369. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  2. ^ "Cricket Coaching - Coaching from the Professionals". 2011-02-10. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Yorkshire confirm Andrew Gale as new captain". BBC Sport (BBC). 22 December 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Andrew Gale: Yorkshire captain signs new deal until 2016". BBC Sport (BBC). 20 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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