Ron Headley      

Full name Ronald George Alphonso Headley

Born June 29, 1939, Mountain View, Vineyard Town, Kingston, Jamaica

Current age 75 years 173 days

Major teams West Indies, Derbyshire, Jamaica, Worcestershire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Father - GA Headley, Son - DW Headley

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 62 42 15.50 268 23.13 0 0 7 0 2 0
ODIs 1 1 0 19 19 19.00 41 46.34 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 423 758 61 21695 187 31.12 32 117 356 0
List A 162 160 12 4788 132 32.35 2 30 58 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 423 1232 588 12 4/40 49.00 2.86 102.6 0 0
List A 162 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Jul 26-31, 1973 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Birmingham, Aug 9-14, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI England v West Indies at The Oval, Sep 7, 1973 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1958-1974
List A span 1963-1976
Profile

An attractive and elegant left-hand opener, Ron Headley was always doomed to suffer by comparison with his father, the legendary George. It is, therefore, not too surprising that he played most of his career in England, with only two full seasons spent with Jamaica (in 1965-66 and 1973-74). He joined Worcestershire in 1958 and was a member of the side which won back-to-back Championships in 1964 and 1965. In 1971 he actually captained the county, in the absence of the injured Norman Gifford, in their last three matches on the way to the John Player Sunday League title. In all, he hit 32 hundreds for Worcestershire, the best being 187 against Northants at New Road in 1971. In 1973 he was drafted into the touring West Indies squad after a succession of injuries left them in need of an opener, and he played two Tests and one ODI. His only significant contribution came on his debut at The Oval when he made 42. In 1975 he joined Derbyshire, playing one-day matches for them for two summers before retiring for good. Headley was also a quite superb fielder in any position. His son, Dean, played for Middlesex, Kent and England.
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Sep 3, 1974

Norman Gifford gets a champagne shampoo after Worcestershire are confirmed as 1974 County Champions.  From left to right Glenn Turner, John Inchmore, Ron Headley, Jim Yardley, Brian Brain, Vanburn Holder (behind Gifford) and Alan Ormrod, Chelmsford, September 3, 1974

Norman Gifford gets a champagne shampoo after Worcestershire are confirmed as 1974 County Champions

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Aug 15, 1973

Ron Headley flinches to a ball which spat, Worcestershire v Gloucestershire, Gillette Cup, August 15, 1973

Ron Headley flinches to a ball which spat

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