Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Vanburn Alonzo Holder

Born

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

Age

78y 145d

Nicknames

Van

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Other

Umpire

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.
Martin Williamson

Vanburn Holder Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests4072909536271096/288/22333.272.3983.4630
ODIs1212681454195/505/5023.894.0035.8010
FC313-55593233009507/40-24.522.5158.5-383
List A196-934252282766/336/3318.943.3533.8630

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests4059116824214.20--00-8160
ODIs1261643012.808575.29004260
FC31335881359312212.97--14--990
List A1961093558735*7.93--00--460

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
ODIs2-2
WTests11-
WODIs22-
FC1431421
List A25823919
T20s55505
Vanburn Alonzo Holder

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Test
ODI

Debut/Last Matches of Vanburn Holder

Recent Matches of Vanburn Holder

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Minor C vs Sussex61/3221-May-1981SloughList A
Minor C vs Hampshire22*1/4613-May-1981SouthamptonList A
WORCS vs Middlesex00/1630-Jul-1980WorcesterList A
WORCS vs West Indians12 & 43/67 & 0/1510-May-1980WorcesterFC
WORCS vs Leics150/6718-Jul-1979LeicesterList A

Photos of Vanburn Holder

Umpire Vanburn Holder at Scarborough 2001
Umpire Vanburn Holder signals a wide
The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI
Members of the West Indian team record a song in a studio in 1976
Vanburn Holder
Vanburn Holder takes a drink from the water fountain