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. The Wisden editor Matthew Engel credits him with taking "this abstruse branch of science to levels that in other fields win Nobel Prizes".
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