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David Holford
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David Holford

West Indies
David Holford

INTL CAREER: 1966 - 1977

Full Name

David Anthony Jerome Holford

Born

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

Age

81y 32d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

relations

(cousin)

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test24395768105*22.58131180
FC9914927382111131.31320830
List A12921354619.280040
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test243548162009515/236/7539.3994.40210
FC991743080952538/5231.9968.8082
List A1233025083/293/2931.2541.20000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1960/61 - 1978/79
List A Matches
Span
1966 - 1978/79

Photos


Garry Sobers and David Holford leave the field
David Holford