|First-class span||1995 - 1995|
|List A span||1995 - 1995|
Like his father, David, Andy Bairstow was not a natural wicketkeeper but he did stand-in when the occasion demanded. His main strength was as a batsman, but his first-class opening came when Derbyshire needed a keeper and selected Bairstow, then only 19-year-old and with a handful of 2nd XI games behind him. He did adequately with the gloves but failed with the bat. Either side of his brief spell with Derbyshire he played second-team cricket for Worcestershire, Somerset and Sussex.
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Visibility is good, so is durability, and while it does swing a fair amount, it ought to spin as well
Test cricket needs to be given back to the people. Everybody must buy in to this bigger picture or the moment will pass us by
Angelo Mathews talks about the challenges of leading an inexperienced team, and the possibility of giving up the T20 captaincy