David Bairstow      

Full name David Leslie Bairstow

Born September 1, 1951, Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire

Died January 5, 1998, Marton-cum-Grafton, Yorkshire (aged 46 years 126 days)

Major teams England, Griqualand West, Yorkshire

Also known as Bluey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Hanson Grammar School, Bradford

Relation Son - AD Bairstow, Son - JM Bairstow

David Leslie Bairstow
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 125 59 20.83 269 46.46 0 1 17 0 12 1
ODIs 21 20 6 206 23* 14.71 390 52.82 0 0 12 1 17 4
First-class 459 647 119 13961 145 26.44 10 73 961 138
List A 429 341 78 5439 103* 20.68 1 19 411 36
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 459 582 308 9 3/25 34.22 3.17 64.6 0 0
List A 429 18 17 0 - - - 5.66 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at The Oval, Aug 30-Sep 4, 1979 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 13-18, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 24, 1979 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 4, 1984 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1970 - 1990
List A span 1970 - 1990
Profile

David Bairstow was found hanged at his home on January 5, 1998. He was 46. Reports said he had been suffering from depression: his wife was ill, he had financial troubles, he faced a drink-driving charge and was in pain from his own injuries. The news stunned cricket, especially as Bairstow had always seemed the most indomitable and least introspective of men, and led to much comment on the problems faced by retired sportsmen.

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David Bairstow

David Bairstow

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Dec 26, 1979

Geoff Boycott takes the applause after his match-winning 86* alongside David Bairstow, Australia v England, Sydney, December 26, 1979

Geoff Boycott takes the applause after his match-winning 86*

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