Gale in 2014
|Full name||Andrew William Gale|
|Born||28 November 1983|
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Bowling||Right-arm leg break|
|Domestic team information|
|2001–2016||Yorkshire (squad no. 26)|
|FC debut||21 July 2004 Yorkshire v Somerset|
|LA debut||13 September 2001 Yorkshire v Gloucestershire|
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 14 November 2016
Andrew William Gale (born 28 November 1983) is an English cricket coach and former first-class cricketer, who is first XI coach of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He also co-owns Pro Coach Cricket Academy, with his business partner Chris Brice, providing cricket coaching by professional cricketers. He has taken part in some commentary work for Sky Sports and Yorkshire Radio.
Life and career
Born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, 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.
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. 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, and he won it again as captain the following year.
At the end of the 2016 season, Gale retired from first-class cricket and became Yorkshire's first XI coach.
His brother-in-law is fellow Yorkshire cricketer Tim Bresnan.
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