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Neil Fairbrother      

Full name Neil Harvey Fairbrother

Born September 9, 1963, Warrington, Lancashire

Current age 50 years 323 days

Major teams England, Lancashire, Transvaal

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Neil Harvey Fairbrother
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 15 1 219 83 15.64 599 36.56 0 1 22 2 4 0
ODIs 75 71 18 2092 113 39.47 2903 72.06 1 16 140 20 33 0
First-class 366 580 80 20612 366 41.22 47 104 290 0
List A 505 472 118 14761 145 41.69 9 107 185 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 1 12 9 0 - - - 4.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 75 1 6 9 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 366 795 500 7 2/91 71.42 3.77 113.5 0 0
List A 505 174 193 3 1/17 1/17 64.33 6.65 58.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 4-9, 1987 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Mar 13-18, 1993 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Sharjah, Apr 2, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Birmingham, May 29-30, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-2002
List A span 1982-2002
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11 PCA XI v ACA Masters London 25 Jul 2013 Other T20
34 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
1 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
22 Eng Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
9 Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
20 Eng Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 3 Dec 2009 Other T20
- Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 30 Nov 2009 Other T20
Profile

Small, tenacious and with a good eye for the sharp single, Fairbrother derived his two Christian names from another durable left-hander - and his mother's favourite cricketer - the former Australian Test batsman Neil Harvey. Fairbrother carved out a career for himself as England's leading one-day batsman in the middle order for much of the 1990s, picking the gaps with scientific precision, dabbing the ball behind square, occasionally hitting over the top on the leg side - and running like hell. He remains a livewire in the covers for Lancashire. But a largely bottom-handed technique and a weakness outside off stump cost him a longer run in the Test side, and the highlights of Fairbrother's international career were his appearances in three World Cups. He has been the architect of several one-day triumphs at Lancashire, where he was captain in 1992, and remained one of their batting linchpins at first-class level until his retirement at the end of 2002. He became a players' agent, and counts Andrew Flintoff among his clients.
Lawrence Booth

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2002

Neil Fairbrother

Neil Fairbrother

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Jul 26, 2001

Lancs v Durham, Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy, Quarter Final, Stanley Park, Blackpool, 25 July 2001

Neil Fairbrother batting portrait - 2001

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Jul 25, 2001

Fairbrother whacks a six over long on at the Blackpool Stanley Park ground, C+G Quarter Final, Blackpool, 25 Jul 2001

Fairbrother whacks a six over long on at the Blackpool Stanley Park ground

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