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 Insights on test 4 7 1 125 59 20.83 269 46.46 0 1 17 0 12 1
ODIs Insights on odi 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 Insights on test 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 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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Feb 10, 1992

David Bairstow with the then British prime minister John Major in 1992, England, February 10, 1992

David Bairstow with the then British prime minister John Major in 1992

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Jul 11, 1987

David Bairstow with Phil Carrick after Yorkshire won the Benson and Hedges Cup, Northamptonshire v Yorkshire, Benson and Hedges Cup final, Lord's, July 11, 1987

David Bairstow with Phil Carrick after Yorkshire won the Benson and Hedges Cup

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1980

David Bairstow

David Bairstow

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 2/0 (2 ov) Glamorgan 237
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 60/3 (16 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 105/4 (34 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 259/7 (109 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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