Matches (13)
SA v ENG (1)
IND v NZ (1)
WU19 WC (1)
ILT20 (2)
BBL (1)
ZIM v WI (1)
Ranji Trophy (1)
PAK-W in AUS (1)
Super Smash (1)
SA Tri-Series (1)
BPL 2023 (2)

Full Name

Geoffrey Clarke Holmes

Born

September 16, 1958, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

Died

March 23, 2009, Cardiff, Glamorgan, (aged 50y 188d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

RELATIONS

GC Holmes

(son)

Geoff Holmes was a middle-order batsman and medium-pace seamer, Holmes joined Glamorgan after a spell on the MCC groundstaff, making his debut at the end of 1978. Although he was not an overtly attacking batsman, his ability to accumulate allied to his good fielding made him a reliable one-day player.

Between 1984 and 1988 he passed 1000 runs in a season four times and scored 999 and 922 in the other two. In 1988 he hit four of his 11 career hundreds, including two in the same match against Somerset, and was named as the county's player of the year. At the tailend of his career he had one season with Border in South Africa, scoring 563 runs at 67.55, including a career best 182.

With the ball his best summer was 1985 when he took 27 wickets in both first-class and one-day cricket. The previous year he took 5 for 2 against Derbyshire at Ebbw Vale in the Sunday League, and on the same ground two years later took a hat-trick against Nottinghamshire.

He earned more than £60,000 from his benefit in 1991 but was forced to retire at the end of the season because of a persistent back injury. He retained his links with the county and the game, and in 2005 became a Cricket Board of Wales director.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC20933551809218228.491137850
List A1891733036437325.47019550
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC2093963885/3845.0320
List A189429234931365/25/225.684.8831.5240
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1978 - 1991
List A Matches
Span
1979 - 1991
Photos
Glamorgan 1981