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Mike Gatting

Full Name: Michael William Gatting
Profession: Cricket Batsman

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Played 79 cricket Tests for England and captained the side between 1986 and 1988.

Born: June 6, 1957
Birthplace: Kingsbury, England, United Kingdom
Age: 64 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 1985-01-15 Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India
  • 1985-01-15 Mike Gatting (207) and Graeme Fowler (201) become first pair of England batsmen to complete double centuries in the same innings during 9-wicket 4th cricket Test win against India at Madras
  • 1986-07-04 England cricket captain Mike Gatting smashes 183 not out in the drawn 3rd Test vs India at Birmingham
  • 1993-06-04 Cricket's "Ball of the Century" - Australian spin bowler Shane Warne bowls England batsman Mike Gatting with his first ball of an Ashes series; Australia wins 1st Test at Old Trafford by 179 runs
  • 1995-02-07 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting

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