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George Garton

Role:
Bowler
DOB:
15 April 1997 (Age 27)
Height:
6'0
Place of birth:
Brighton, Sussex

First Class Career Stats

26

Matches

55

Wickets

37.25

Bowling average

1

5wkt innings

4.11

Economy rate

List A Career Stats

24

Matches

29

Wickets

34.24

Bowling average

1

5wkt innings

6.32

Economy rate

T20 Career Stats

85

Matches

77

Wickets

26.54

Bowling average

3

5wkt innings

9.05

Economy rate

Garton: Best is still to come

When Bears First Team Coach Mark Robinson was asked: Do you want to sign a left arm fast bowler, who can bowl 85mph-plus, is one of the best fielders in the country, and is a destructive batter? He wasn’t long in replying with a resounding, “yes”!

Robinson knows all about the qualities George Garton possesses having spent 10 years as coach at Sussex where Garton developed through the youth ranks before a call-up to the England Lions aged just 19.

Many believed Garton was England’s answer to finding a left arm quick of genuine world class ability and he made his international debut in January 2022 in the West Indies. However, a blood clot on his lung derailed his progress as left him out of the game for some time.

“I feel my best years as a player are ahead of me and I retain huge ambitions in the game. I am delighted to have joined the Bears and I have the utmost respect for the Club and its history.”

George Garton

George Garton

Bowler

Garton – who has a batting best of 97 – signed for the Bears at the end of 2023 as a short form specialist but a player who still harbours ambitions to return to red ball cricket.

He’s played in the IPL and Australian Big Bash, and in 2020 helped Southern Brave to win the inaugural The Hundred title.

Ahead of the 2024 season Garton had 72 T20 wickets to his name from 81 games.

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