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English cricket player: Neil Fairbrother

by on November 8, 2012
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Neil Fairbrother is a ex-player for the English cricket team. He served as a captain for Lancashire for the season of 1992-93. He was quite an exclusive and progressive left-handed batsman who after his retirement in 2002 became the Director of Cricket at a sports agency, International Sports Management, representing various premier English Test cricketers.

In 1987, Fairbrother made his debut in one Day International cricket against India which followed with a match-winning century against West Indies in 1991 at Lord’s. From this point onwards, Fairbrother emerged as a regular middle-order batsman of one-day for a number of years. However, Test cricket success was not easy to pin down. Being bowled for a duck in his debut, he appeared only ten times for the English cricket team and made only one half century in 15 innings at an average of 15.64. Not a very bright player of his time, Fairbrother has played 75 One day international matches scoring 2092 runs at an average of 39.47 including sixteen fifties and one century. His highest ODI score was 113. He was much more successful in first class cricket with her absolutely great performances. He was a good middle order batsman in the one day international cricket where he poured in runs at crucial stages.

Fairbrother played for Lancashire at The Oval in 1990 against Surrey and made a score of 366. He made a superb running score of 311 runs in one day and his accomplishment was quite unique as he made a score of a minimum 100 runs in all three sessions held the same day. Another feat came in 1998 when he emerged as the 1st player in ten of Lord’s one-Day Domestic Cricket Cup finals. 

Current England cricket team has batsmen like Ian Bell and Roots who have come very handy at middle order spot for the English cricket team. Neil Fairbrother has performed immensely great in his time whenever he was tested.

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