Joe Gatting

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Joe Gatting
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Personal information
Full name Joe Stephen Gatting
Born (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 29)
Brighton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
Relations Steve Gatting (Father)
Mike Gatting (Uncle)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2013 Sussex (squad no. 25)
2014–2015 Hampshire (squad no. 6)
FC debut 15 April 2009 Sussex v Cambridge UCCE
LA debut 19 April 2009 Sussex v Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 47 50 59
Runs scored 1,847 1,030 535
Batting average 29.31 26.41 14.86
100s/50s 3/9 1/4 0/0
Top score 152 122 45*
Balls bowled 246 20 10
Wickets 2 0 1
Bowling average 79.50 14.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/8 1/12
Catches/stumpings 20/– 20/– 28/–
Source: CricketArchive, 2 September 2014

Joe Stephen Gatting (born 25 November 1987 in Brighton) is a cricketer and former footballer who played for Hampshire until he was released at the end of the 2015 season. Gatting previously played football for Brighton & Hove Albion as a striker before being released on 31 October 2008.[1] He however returned to football part-time for one season with Whitehawk.

Gatting attended Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove, followed by Brighton College. Gatting has also played for Sussex County Cricket Club's academy. Gatting is the son of former Brighton & Hove Albion defender Steve Gatting and nephew of former England cricket captain Mike Gatting.

Football career[edit]

Joe Gatting
Personal information
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2003–2005 Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Brighton & Hove Albion 44 (4)
2007 Woking (loan) 15 (2)
2008 Bognor Regis Town (loan) 8 (1)
2010–2011 Whitehawk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gatting came through the youth ranks at Brighton & Hove Albion scoring a hatful of goals for the youth team. Gatting made his first team debut against Southampton on 2 January 2006.[2]

On 13 September 2007, Gatting joined Conference National side Woking on loan for 3 months after finding first-team opportunities at the Albion difficult after the arrival of summer signing Nicky Forster.

Gatting returned to Brighton in December 2007 and once again found it difficult to find first-team opportunities.

At the start of the 2008–09 season, Gatting joined Conference South side Bognor Regis Town on a month's loan.[3]

After failing to make an appearance during the 2008–09 season, Gatting was released from Brighton on 31 October 2008,[1] before leaving football altogether to take up a career in cricket.[4]

Gatting semi-returned to football however in 2010, signing part-time for Whitehawk. In season 2014 - 2015 he is playing for Peacehaven & Telscombe FC, members of the Ryman Isthmian Football League.

Cricket career[edit]

Joe decided to quit professional football and signed non-contract terms with Sussex, following his Uncle Mike Gatting into cricket.[5]

Gatting scored a century on his debut for Sussex making 110 against Surrey in the Pro ARCH Trophy in Dubai.[6] He then scored 152 during his 1st Class Debut for Sussex against Cambridge at Fenners in the opening match of the 2009 domestic season. A successful start to the season continued at Hove in the Friends Provident Trophy, when on successive days Gatting hit 34 from 47 balls against Surrey, following it up with his maiden List A half century against Durham on Monday 12 May, a round 50 from 61 balls. On 30 August 2009 Gatting was on 99 not out against Yorkshire when the game was abandoned due to rain.

At the end of the 2015 season, it was announced that Gatting was one of three players who were being released by Hampshire as their contracts expired. He had played two seasons after leaving Sussex.[7]


  1. ^ a b Gatting Leaves the Seagulls, Seagulls World, 31 October 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008
  2. ^ Joe makes Brighton debut – match report, 2 January 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2008
  3. ^ Strike Due Out on Loan Archived 19 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Seagulls World, 8 August 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008
  4. ^ "Saturday's gossip column". BBC Sport. 1 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-01. Brighton striker Joe Gatting, 20, has quit football with a view to following his famous uncle, Mike, into the game of cricket. (Daily Mirror) 
  5. ^ Gatting Gets Second Chance with Sussex, The Argus, 7 November 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2008
  6. ^ Gatting Hundred on Sussex Debut, The Argus, 24 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2009
  7. ^ "BBC Sport - Hampshire: Joe Gatting, Basil Akram and Tom Barber released". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 

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