Full name Andrew James Brassington
Born August 9, 1954, Bagnall, Staffordshire
Current age 62 years 229 days
Major teams Gloucestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Enden Secondary Modern
|First-class span||1974 - 1988|
|List A span||1974 - 1985|
Andrew Brassington was a specialist wicketkeeper as wicketkeeper-batsmen were beginning to become the norm. As such, his chances were limited, and although he played for Gloucestershire for more than a decade, he only had four summers when he was a first-team regular, being replaced in 1983 by Jack Russell. As a batsman he was a real tailender, with a best of 35 in 186 first-class and List A innings. He now runs a sports marketing firm.
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