David Holford      

Full name David Anthony Jerome Holford

Born April 16, 1940, Upper Collymore Rock, St Michael, Barbados

Current age 74 years 87 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Trinidad

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Cousin - GS Sobers

David Anthony Jerome Holford
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 24 39 5 768 105* 22.58 1 3 1 18 0
First-class 99 149 27 3821 111 31.31 3 20 83 0
List A 12 9 2 135 46 19.28 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 35 4816 2009 51 5/23 6/75 39.39 2.50 94.4 2 1 0
First-class 99 17430 8095 253 8/52 31.99 2.78 68.8 8 2
List A 12 330 250 8 3/29 3/29 31.25 4.54 41.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 2-4, 1966 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Apr 15-20, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1960-1979
List A span 1966-1979
Profile

The West Indian allrounder David Holford was a handy lower-order batsman and a tidy, if anodyne, legspinner. In his second Test, at Lord's in 1966, he saved the match by adding 274 for the sixth wicket with Garry Sobers, his cousin. Much was expected of him, but in 1968 he was struck down with pleurisy and he was never quite the same player again. Holford's 105 there was his sole Test century, and he only managed one five-for as well, a matchwinning effort against India in Barbados nearly ten years later. In 1977 he was a surprising recruit for Kerry Packer's World Series in 1977. He later managed West Indies, was also chairman of selectors for a time, and a successful agronomist.
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Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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