Matches (19)
MLC (2)
Women's Asia Cup (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Women's Hundred (2)
Men's Hundred (2)
TNPL (1)
One-Day Cup (7)
IRE vs ZIM (1)
Global T20 (1)

Full Name

Tom Ernest Bailey


April 21, 1991, Preston, Lancashire


33y 95d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role



Myerscough College

Tom Bailey, a tall seamer from Preston, made massive strides in 2018, but found they were largely overshadowed by Lancashire's relegation in the Championship. Bailey, a four-day specialist, took 64 wickets at 19.66, comfortably the most in Division One, and outdone across all 18 counties only by Matt Henry, who took one wicket more for Kent. It was enough to earn him a place on England Lions' tour to India that winter.

Bailey helped them back up the following summer, taking 37 wickets as they won the Division Two title, and took 50 wickets in both the 2021 and 2022 seasons to underline his credentials - though higher honours eluded him. His white-ball appearances were sporadic, and his skills are better-suited to the accentuated movement of the red ball.

Bailey first played for Lancashire at Under 19s level, and joined Lancashire's academy in 2011. His initial taste of Lancashire cricket was uncomfortably linked to relegation. He made his Championship debut in a dead rubber against Surrey at the end of the 2012 season when Lancashire were already down. Then he endured another taste of relegation in 2014 when he took six wickets in three matches against Durham, Yorkshire and Middlesex, but on the final day of the season against Middlesex at Old Trafford was part of a Lancashire side relegated for the second time in three seasons.

That disappointment did not last long. Lancashire were promoted in 2015 and Bailey could point to his first five-for, figures of 5 for 12 achieved at Grace Road as Lancashire routed Leicestershire for 78 at Grace Road.

His 2016 campaign was heavily disrupted by a side injury, ruling him out of 1st XI action for three months. But he made an impressive return, taking four wickets in seven balls against Somerset Old Trafford to help secure an influential draw which this time ensured relegation would be avoided. He also hit a maiden first-class fifty against the eventual champions Middlesex in another vital draw. Gradually, he forced his way into the reckoning, playing eight Championship games in 2017 including a first 10-in-the-match, against Middlesex at Lord's.
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Tom Bailey Career Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Tom Bailey

Lancashire vs Durham30/7824-Jul-2024SedberghList A
Lancashire vs Notts202/22 & 0/5130-Jun-2024SouthportFC
Lancashire vs Kent122/47 & 3/3623-Jun-2024CanterburyFC
Lancs 2nd XI vs Notts 2nd XI21*1/2106-Jun-2024WorksopOTHERT20
Lancs 2nd XI vs Notts 2nd XI6--06-Jun-2024WorksopOTHERT20

Photos of Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey is congratulated by his team-mates
Tom Bailey successfully appeals to the umpire for the wicket of Will Young
Tom Bailey claimed three early wickets
Tom Bailey ripped through Hampshire's top order
Tom Bailey made the early incisions
Tom Bailey celebrates a breakthrough