One of the most experienced players in the county game after making 44 Test and 103 one-day international appearances for England, including two World Cup finals.
A genuine all-rounder with over 10,000 runs and 1,000 wickets in first class cricket.
Began his career at Grace Road before joining Lancashire in 1988 having forced his way into the England side in both forms of the game at the age of 21.
His swing bowling is ideally suited to English conditions and his batting can be destructive, particularly in the one-day game. He is also a magnificent fielder especially in the deep with a strong arm which has not been weakened by the passing years.
Proved a huge success at Lancashire and was man of the match in the 1990 NatWest Trophy final before joining Derbyshire at the end of the 1993 season.
Returned to Leicestershire in 2000 and in 2001 he completed the rare achievement of a five-wicket haul in one innings against all 18 first class counties.
Took over as captain for 2003 but stood down from the position midway through his benefit season in 2004.
Retired at the end of the 2005 season.