David Anthony Jerome Holford
April 16, 1940, Upper Collymore Rock, St Michael, Barbados
May 30, 2022, Barbados, (aged 82y 44d)
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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.
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