Philip Bailey (statistician)
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Philip Bailey Statistician

Philip Jonathan Bailey (born 10 June 1953 in Essex; raised in Orpington, Kent) is an English cricket statistician. He was educated at Eltham College and Cambridge University.

He is the chief statistician and records compiler for Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and contributes the career records section to Playfair Cricket Annual. He has previously worked for the Cricinfo website and currently for Cricket Archive. He is a co-author of The Who's Who of Cricketers, Hamlyn, 1993.

Bailey is acknowledged to be one of the major statisticians of his generation.[1] The Wisden editor Matthew Engel credits him with taking "this abstruse branch of science to levels that in other fields win Nobel Prizes".[2]


  1. ^ Richard Streeton, "Twenty-one years of the ACS". Archived from the original on February 16, 2003. Retrieved .CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Matthew Engel, Preface, Wisden 2004, p.9, John Wisden & co Ltd, ISBN 1-4039-2289-6

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