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Rob Bailey
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Rob Bailey

England
Rob Bailey

INTL CAREER: 1985 - 1990

Full Name

Robert John Bailey

Born

October 28, 1963, Biddulph, Staffordshire

Age

58y 37d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

Rob Bailey was an unlucky cricketer. One of the more talented batsmen of his generation, he acquitted himself well enough on debut in the final Test of 1988 against the fearsome West Indies to secure a place on that winter's tour to India, a trip that was subsequently cancelled for political reasons. He started the summer of 1989 poorly, but his form returned in time for him to win selection for the 1989-90 tour to the Caribbean. Called up for the third Test, he made a pair, and in the next Test received a shocking decision, given out caught behind off Curtly Ambrose when the ball brushed his hip. He made a dogged 42 in the fifth Test in Antigua against a barrage of fast, short bowling but never received another chance in either Tests or ODIs despite several impressive seasons for Northanptonshire in the early 1990s. Bailey was a courageous batsman who enjoyed taking on quick bowlers, and despite a short backlift he hit the ball extremely hard. He was also a useful offspinner, a solid fielder, and a loyal player - in 1989 he turned down the offer of a place on Mike Gatting's rebel tour to South Africa. At the end of 1999 Northamptonshire didn't renew his contract and he moved to Derbyshire where he continued to make a valuable contribution to a county in crisis. He retired at the end of 2001 and joined the reserve umpires list. "Bailey is generally regarded as one of the finest men to have played county cricket in the past 30 years," wrote Michael Henderson. "He was a very good batsman too, in his palmy days a most accomplished strokeplayer for Northamptonshire." He was appointed to the full list of first-class umpires for the 2006 season.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4801194314.8732636.50008000
ODI44213743*68.5019669.89006210
FC3746288921844224*40.52471112720
List A3963766512076153*38.8210791110
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4------------
ODI4136250---4.16-000
FC374971351441215/5442.513.1780.220
List A39630922564725/455/4535.614.9742.9010
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV UmpireReferee
Test11
ODI28244
T20I27189
WODI77
WT20I954
FC1901891
List A16415014
T20188169181
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Photos


Rob Bailey
Umpire Rob Bailey gives the final signal to leave the field for good
Jade Dernbach is reprimanded by umpire Rob Bailey after a spat with Suresh Raina
Rob Bailey
Portrait of Robert Bailey
Rob Bailey batting portrait, 2001, National League