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Ballance earns incremental England contract

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Yorkshire batsman and GiveMeSport writer Gary Ballance has been awarded an England incremental contract for 2013-14 after a string of appearances for his country.

The left-hander has been in fine form over recent months with county and country which was highlighted by his Test debut in the final Test of the Ashes series.

Since then he has been a stable figure in the England ODI side, both in Australia and the current Royal London series against Sri Lanka.

The 24-year-old scored 64 in the opening match of the home international summer and followed that up by hitting 42 against the same opposition at Lord's on Saturday.

Overall Ballance qualifies for the award by virtue of playing one Test and four ODIs against Australia, an ODI against Scotland and three ODIs against Sri Lanka during the current contract period, reaching the 20 points mark during the ODI against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford.

Non-contracted players can earn an England increment contract via a points system. Five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.

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