August 14, 1868, Great Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire. Died: December 7, 1945 (Aged 77)
Right-hand bat, Wicketkeeper
Not Known. YCCC Cap No. 29
BATTING AND FIELDING AVERAGES
Did not bowl.
Arthur Bairstow played 26 first-class matches between 1896 and 1902, mainly for Yorkshire. A specialist wicket keeper, he took 41 catches and completed 18 stumpings. He was less talented as a right-handed batsman, often batting at number 11, scoring just 79 runs in total at an average of 5.64 and a best of just 12.
He played for the North of England against the South of England in 1897 and for an England XI against the touring Australians in 1902, a match in which the great Victor Trumper scored a fine century. He also played for Major Shaw's XI in 1906 and for the Yorkshire Council in 1920 at the age of 52, both matches against Yorkshire's second XI. He played for Yorkshire in a rain ruined fixture against the touring Philadelphians in 1897.
He died on December 7, 1945 in Bucklow Hill, Cheshire aged 77.