Started his career as a top-order batsman and represented England A but in 1990 was persuaded to turn himself into a wicket-keeper/batsman, as required by Yorkshire at the time, and dropped down the order.
Was called up for his England debut when he played in the Texaco Trophy match against Pakistan at Lord’s in 1992, scoring 25 in a three-run defeat.
Was then chosen ahead of Jack Russell for the tours of India and Sri Lanka and featured in two Tests in India but failed to reach double figures in four innings and was subsequently dropped, although he also appeared in two more ODIs.
Has spent his entire career with the White Rose county but found himself demoted to the second XI in 2003 in favour of a younger wicket-keeper.
Was released from his playing contract at the end of the 2006 season.
Now coaches the seconds and uses his vast experience to help develop the younger players in the Yorkshire set up.