Mike Gatting

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Cricket Player
Date of Birth June 6, 1957
Place of Birth England
Age 63 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Michael William Gatting is an English former cricketer, who played first-class cricket for Middlesex and for England from 1977 to 1995, captaining the national side in twenty-three Test matches between 1986 and 1988. He toured South Africa as captain of the rebel tour party in 1990. He replaced John Buchanan as the county coach, serving during 1999 and 2000. He is currently an elected member of the Middlesex C.C.C. Executive Board and the M.C.C. Committee. He has previously served as the ECB managing director of Cricket Partnerships and President of Marylebone Cricket Club Cricket writer Colin Bateman has stated that "talk of Gatting the batsman always evokes adjectives such as pugnacious, bold, brave and belligerent".

Full name: Michael William Gatting
Born: Jun 6, 1957, Kingsbury, London
Nickname: Gatt
Batting style: Right-handed
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Role: Batsman
Relations: Steve Gatting (brother), Joe Gatting (nephew)

About Mike Gatting

England's Test captain from 1986 to 1988, he represented England at the 1983 and 1987 Cricket World Cups and later served as President of Marylebone Cricket Club. During the 1993 Ashes, he was the victim of Shane Warne's famous "Ball of the Century."

Before Fame

He was a goalkeeper for the Watford United reserves before turning to cricket.


He was captain of the English during their infamous "rebel tour" to South Africa in 1990, a tour The Guardian described as "morally reprehensible."

Family Life

His nephew is the footballer and cricketer Joe Gatting.


He and Bob Willis both captained England in Test cricket.

Information related to Mike Gatting

  • Middlesex cricket coaches
  • Middlesex cricket captains
  • England Test cricket captains
  • English cricket commentators
  • Cricketers at the 1983 Cricket World Cup
  • Cricketers at the 1987 Cricket World Cup
  • Presidents of the Marylebone Cricket Club
  • England One Day International cricketers
  • Wisden Cricketers of the Year
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Latest information about Mike Gatting updated on October 24, 2020.

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