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Vanburn Holder      

Full name Vanburn Alonzo Holder

Born October 10, 1945, Deans Village, St Michael, Barbardos

Current age 68 years 285 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Minor Counties, Orange Free State, Worcestershire

Nickname Van

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Umpire

Vanburn Alonzo Holder
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 40 59 11 682 42 14.20 0 0 8 16 0
ODIs 12 6 1 64 30 12.80 85 75.29 0 0 4 2 6 0
First-class 313 358 81 3593 122 12.97 1 4 99 0
List A 196 109 35 587 35* 7.93 0 0 46 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 40 72 9095 3627 109 6/28 8/223 33.27 2.39 83.4 6 3 0
ODIs 12 12 681 454 19 5/50 5/50 23.89 4.00 35.8 0 1 0
First-class 313 55593 23300 950 7/40 24.52 2.51 58.5 38 3
List A 196 9342 5228 276 6/33 6/33 18.94 3.35 33.8 6 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 12-17, 1969 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Kanpur, Feb 2-8, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Sep 5, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Australia at Castries, Apr 12, 1978 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1966-1986
List A span 1968-1986
Profile

Vanburn Holder was a fast-medium bowler in between two eras where West Indies cricket was dominated by fast men. Originally a change bowler to Charlie Griffith and Wes Hall, he relied on accuracy and determination and in 40 Tests took 109 wickets. He toured England in 1969 - with mediocre success - and again in 1973 when he was an integral part of the bowling attack as West Indies ended six-and-a-half years without a series win. In 1973-74 he hammered a career-best 122 for Barbados, and in 1974 was a key part of Worcestershire's Championship-winning side. In 1974-75 he took 6 for 39 in the final Test in India to wrap up another series win, but as the West Indies new young fast bowlers emerged he slipped out of the picture. He returned when many of them joined World Series Cricket, and in 1977-78 took 6 for 28, his Test-best, against Australia in Trinidad. That won him a place on the tour of India in 1978-79 but he did little of note and retired shortly afterwards. He was appointed as a first-class umpire in England in 1992.
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Apr 11, 2006

Portrait of Vanburn Holder

Portrait of Vanburn Holder

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Sep 21, 2001

Yorks v Essex, CricInfo County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough, September 12-15 2001

Umpire Vanburn Holder at Scarborough 2001

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May 1, 2001

Yorkshire v Derbyshire, Benson and Hedges Cup , North Division, Headingley 30 April 2001

Umpire Vanburn Holder signals a wide

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