Neil Fairbrother (born 9 September 1963) is a former Englishcricketer, named by his mother after her favourite player, the Australian cricketer Neil Harvey. He was educated at Lymm High School. Neil Fairbrother played forLancashire,TransvaalandEngland. He was teamcaptainof Lancashire in 1992-1993. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman, described Neil Fairbrother as 'an inventive, intelligent left hander'.
Neil Fairbrother made his international debut on 2 April 1987, in a ODl against India. Following a match winning century against a West Indies side including Malcolm Marshall, Curtley Ambrose and Courtney Walsh at Lord's in 1991, he established himself as a regular in middle order of the one day side for several years. Test success, however, proved elusive. Bowled for a duck on his debut, he made just ten Test appearances for England, with only one half century from 15 innings, at an average of 15.64.However his international honours included appearing for England in three Cricket World Cup. In 1990, Neil Fairbrother scored 366 for Lancashire againstSurreyat The Oval. 311 of his runs came in a single day, and his feat is unique in that he scored at least 100 runs in each of the three sessions that day.Another mile stone came in 1998, when he became the first man to play in ten Lord's one day domestic cricket cup finals. Neil Fairbrother retired in 2002, and became Director of Cricket atInternational Sports Management.