Full name Keith Vincent Andrew
Born December 15, 1929, Greenacres, Oldham, Lancashire
Died December 27, 2010 (aged 81 years 12 days)
Major teams England, Northamptonshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Other Coach, Administrator
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 26-Dec 1, 1954 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 6-10, 1963 scorecard|
|First-class span||1952 - 1966|
|List A span||1963 - 1966|
Keith Andrew was a competent county wicketkeeper who had the misfortune to represent England only twice - and each time to find himself on the losing side in heavy defeats. His debut came at Brisbane in 1954-55 when Godfrey Evans, whose presence was the largely the reason Andrew played so little, was incapacitated. It was an ordeal by fire as Australia ran up over 600 and England wilted, losing the Test by an innings. His second appearance was nine years later, against West Indies, and again he kept during a 500+ innings, conceding three byes. With other wicketkeeper-batsmen, especially John Murray, to the fore, Andrew's relative inability with the bat counted heavily against him in the minds of the selectors. Always tidy, if not spectacular, behind the stumps, he also captained Northamptonshire for five years with some success. He was made an honorary member of the MCC after retirement, and for a period was NCA director of coaching.
Papua New Guinea's attractive team kit at the World T20 Qualifier, cool cap included, caught our attention. What's your favourite of them all?
On Sunday, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman to score 10,000-plus ODI runs. Here are the key numbers from his ODI career
Why was it that Australia put in such a hazy performance in a match that mattered so much? Of the two teams they are the more experienced, the more used to winning and entering this week the more confident
England's selectors can reflect proudly on their decisions for the Edgbaston Test, but they will really earn their money in deciding who replaces James Anderson and what to do about an opener
Australia's selectors and management have been accused of being too harsh on Brad Haddin but the team's horrible display at Edgbaston suggests that they may actually have been too lenient, and not just on him
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?
Dale Steyn sported a headband in the Test series against Bangladesh. Who's your favourite bowler with a headband?