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Ron Headley
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Ron Headley

West Indies

INTL CAREER: 1973 - 1973

Full Name

Ronald George Alphonso Headley

Born

June 29, 1939, Mountain View, Vineyard Town, Kingston, Jamaica

Age

82y 25d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

relations

(father),

(son)

TEAMS

An attractive and elegant left-hand opener, Ron Headley was always doomed to suffer by comparison with his father, the legendary George. It is, therefore, not too surprising that he played most of his career in England, with only two full seasons spent with Jamaica (in 1965-66 and 1973-74). He joined Worcestershire in 1958 and was a member of the side which won back-to-back Championships in 1964 and 1965. In 1971 he actually captained the county, in the absence of the injured Norman Gifford, in their last three matches on the way to the John Player Sunday League title. In all, he hit 32 hundreds for Worcestershire, the best being 187 against Northants at New Road in 1971. In 1973 he was drafted into the touring West Indies squad after a succession of injuries left them in need of an opener, and he played two Tests and one ODI. His only significant contribution came on his debut at The Oval when he made 42. In 1975 he joined Derbyshire, playing one-day matches for them for two summers before retiring for good. Headley was also a quite superb fielder in any position. His son, Dean, played for Middlesex, Kent and England.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test240624215.5026823.13007020
ODI110191919.004146.34002000
FC423758612169518731.12321173560
List A16216012478813232.35230580
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2------------
ODI1------------
FC4231232588124/4049.002.86102.6000
List A162000-----000
Ronald George Alphonso Headley
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1958 - 1974
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1976

Photos


Dean and Ron Headley pose in front of an advertisement for their firm, England, July 2, 1997
Norman Gifford gets a champagne shampoo after Worcestershire are confirmed as 1974 County Champions
Ron Headley flinches to a ball which spat