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Dean Headley      

Full name Dean Warren Headley

Born January 27, 1970, Norton, Stourbridge, Worcestershire

Current age 44 years 335 days

Major teams England, Kent, Middlesex

Nickname Frog

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 5 in

Education Royal Grammar School, Worcester

Relation Grandfather - GA Headley, Father - RGA Headley

Dean Warren Headley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 26 4 186 31 8.45 671 27.71 0 0 18 0 7 0
ODIs 13 6 4 22 10* 11.00 49 44.89 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 139 187 44 2373 91 16.59 0 6 60 0
List A 166 62 34 352 29* 12.57 0 0 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 23 3026 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.4 7 1 0
ODIs 13 13 594 520 11 2/38 2/38 47.27 5.25 54.0 0 0 0
First-class 139 25801 13293 466 8/98 28.52 3.09 55.3 25 2
List A 166 7738 5541 204 6/42 6/42 27.16 4.29 37.9 6 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 3-7, 1997 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Manchester, Aug 5-9, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Manchester, Aug 29, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Perth, Jan 29, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1991-1999
List A span 1991-1999
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3*, 0/29 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
0/17 Eng Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/37 Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
0/33 Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 5 Dec 2009 Other T20
1*, 0/33 Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 4 Dec 2009 Other T20
1/28 Eng Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 3 Dec 2009 Other T20
2/18 Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 30 Nov 2009 Other T20
1/20, 5 PCA XI v Aus Masters Wormsley 8 Sep 2009 Other T20
- PCA XI v World Mast. London 2 Sep 2009 Other T20
1 PCA XI v Yorks Acad Sheffield 23 Jun 2008 Other OD
Profile

When his back wasn't playing up, Headley could be as incisive as any seamer in England. He had a long run-up, unwound at the crease like a slimline Merv Hughes, and found lavish movement off the seam, particularly away from the left-handers. He dropped too short occasionally, but when in the groove with the reverse swing working, he could be irresistible: Headley took three hat-tricks for Kent in 1996 alone, and sliced through Australia at Melbourne in 1998-99. His record for England is good, even if injury and loss of form have limited his chances. His batting wasn't quite in the same class as his grandfather, George, or father, Ron, but he's a handy nightwatchman with a nice line in straight drives and square cuts. He was awarded one of the ECB's 12 central contracts for 2000, but his persistent back injury forced him into an early retirement.
Lawrence Booth

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Aug 10, 2007

Dean Headley pictured at The Oval to watch England battle against India, England v India, 3rd Test, The Oval, 2nd day, August 10, 2007

Dean Headley pictured at The Oval to watch England battle against India

© Siddartha Vaidyanathan

Nov 10, 1999

Dean Headley bowls in the nets, Bloemfontein, November 10, 1999

Dean Headley bowls in the nets

© Getty Images

May 9, 1999

- World Cup warm up match, South Africa v  Kent at Canterbury 09 May 99. Gary Kirsten cuts Dean Headley

Gary Kirsten cuts Dean Headley

© AFP

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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