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Tributes are paid to former top cricketer

Tributes are paid to former top cricketer

Tributes have been paid to the former England cricketer Trevor Bailey who has passed away. He was 87.

He was an all-rounder in the sport who was known as “Barnacle Bailey”.

His reputation at the crease was for somewhat leaden batting – indeed, her made what was regarded as the slowest half-century in first class cricket when he took 357 minutes to reach 50 against Australia in Brisbane in 1958.

However, his bowling was very highly regarded.

Against a powerful West Indies side in Jamaica in 1954 Mr. Bailey took seven wickets for 34. 

In his early years he was a talented footballer. He was a member of the Walthamstow side which won the FA Amateur Cup in 1952.

Following his retirement from sport Mr. Bailey became a commentator on Test Match Special and also worked as a journalist and writer.

He died following a fire at his home.


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