Rob Bailey

Country: England
Born: October 28, 1963, Biddulph, Staffordshire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Rob Bailey Bio

Robert John Bailey, born on February 14, 1962, in England, was an unfortunate cricketer who possessed immense talent but struggled to establish himself at the international level. Despite facing numerous setbacks, Bailey remained a resilient and courageous batsman known for his ability to take on quick bowlers.

Bailey made his debut in the final Test of 1988 against the formidable West Indies. Although he performed well enough to earn a spot on the tour to India that winter, the trip was canceled due to political reasons, denying Bailey the opportunity to further showcase his skills on the international stage.

In the summer of 1989, Bailey’s form faltered, but he regained his touch in time to earn selection for the tour to the Caribbean. However, luck seemed to evade him once again as he endured a pair in the third Test. In the following match, Bailey fell victim to a contentious decision, wrongly given out caught behind off Curtly Ambrose. Despite displaying resilience and determination by scoring a gritty 42 in the fifth Test against a barrage of short-pitched bowling in Antigua, Bailey never received another chance in Tests or ODIs.

Bailey possessed a short backlift but hit the ball with immense power, making him a formidable opponent against fast bowlers. Additionally, he also showcased his skills as an offspinner and proved to be a solid fielder. His loyalty to the game was evident when he declined the offer to join Mike Gatting’s rebel tour to South Africa in 1989.

After Northamptonshire declined to renew his contract at the end of 1999, Bailey moved to Derbyshire, where he continued to make valuable contributions to a struggling county. His unwavering dedication to the sport and his teammates earned him respect, making him widely regarded as one of the finest individuals to have played county cricket in the past three decades.

Bailey retired from professional cricket at the end of the 2001 season but didn’t sever his ties with the game. Instead, he joined the reserve umpires list and steadily climbed up the ranks. In recognition of his expertise and knowledge, Bailey was appointed to the full list of first-class umpires in 2006.

Throughout his cricketing career, Bailey’s contributions with both bat and ball were noteworthy. While statistics elucidate his accomplishments, they fail to capture the true essence of his character and the challenges he faced. Bailey’s tenacity, skill, and unwavering loyalty made him a cherished figure in the cricketing community and a source of inspiration for aspiring cricketers.

Although his international career may have been marred by unfortunate circumstances, Robert John Bailey’s impact on the cricketing world extends far beyond numbers and records. His legacy as a courageous and talented cricketer continues to inspire future generations.

Rob Bailey Career Stats

Rob Bailey Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 0 119 43 14.87 326 36.5 0 0 8 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 4 2 137 43* 68.5 196 69.89 0 0 6 2 1 0
FC 374 628 89 21844 224* 40.52 - - 47 111 - - 272 0
List A 396 376 65 12076 153* 38.82 - - 10 79 - - 111 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Rob Bailey Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 1 36 25 0 - - - 4.16 - 0 0 0
FC 374 - 9713 5144 121 5/54 - 42.51 3.17 80.2 - 2 0
List A 396 - 3092 2564 72 5/45 5/45 35.61 4.97 42.9 0 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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