Aug 20, 2013
Trevor Bailey, the great England all-rounder, now has a road named in his memory in his county Essex. Bailey played for England from 1949 to 1959 — representing them in 61 Tests. He represented Essex in county cricket for more than two decades, throughout his senior career.
BBC reported that the road has been named as ‘Trevor Bailey Drive’ and it is in Colchester. It is close to Castle Park, a ground where Bailey played quite a lot at that venue during his time at Essex.
This move was suggested by Martin Hunt, the local councilor and the Member of Parliament, Sir Bob Russell. It later won the approval of the Colchester Borough Council.
Bailey died on February 10, 2011 when his retirement home caught fire. His wife survived that incident.
In 61 Tests, Bailey scored 2,290 runs at an average of 29.74 and took 132 wickets at an average of 29.21 for England during his Test career. He was part of three successive Ashes wins in the 1950s.