Matches (24)
IPL (3)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (2)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WI 4-Day (2)
ACC Premier Cup (2)
WT20 WC QLF (Warm-up) (5)
PAK v WI [W] (1)

Full Name

David Anthony Jerome Holford

Born

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

Died

May 30, 2022, Barbados, (aged 82y 44d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

RELATIONS

(cousin)

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.
Martin Williamson

David Holford Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests24395768105*22.58131180
FC9914927382111131.31320-830
List A12921354619.2800-40

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests243548162009515/236/7539.392.5094.4210
FC99-1743080952538/52-31.992.7868.8-82
List A12-33025083/293/2931.254.5441.2000
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Test

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FC Matches

Span
1960/61 - 1978/79

List A Matches

Span
1966 - 1978/79

Photos of David Holford

David Holford practices his bowling for West Indies' tour to Australia in 1968
Garry Sobers and David Holford leave the field
David Holford