|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.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane