Balding Ian

by Mike Curling
Player Ian Balding

Ian Balding

Position: Full Back

Born: USA



Education:  Marlborough College, Millfield School and Cambridge University


Honours: Cambridge Blue

Debut game: 26/12/1956 v Old Blues

Final game: 5/3/1966 v Bristol

Number of Appearances: 92

Career details:

Most probably introduced to the Bath Club by Ian Beer and Dennis Silk were both members and Masters at Marlborough

Appearances were limited due to his racehorse riding and  training duties.

Horse Trainer for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the Queen.

Father of Clare (TV commentator) and Andrew who has taken over his father’s horse training establishment.



This page was added on 27/05/2014.

Comments about this page

  • I played when Ian Balding made his first appearance as a 17 year old school boy in 1956. He never lost his place.
    Dennis Silk and Ian Beer were masters at Marlborough and they introduced Ian to Bath Rugby.
    I played when stationed in the RAF in Wiltshire.

    By Terry Stones (15/09/2020)

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