Full Name

Vanburn Alonzo Holder

Born

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

Age

76y 48d

Nicknames

Van

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4059116824214.20008160
ODI1261643012.808575.29004260
FC31335881359312212.9714990
List A1961093558735*7.9300460
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4072909536271096/288/22333.272.3983.4630
ODI1212681454195/505/5023.894.0035.8010
FC31355593233009507/4024.522.5158.5383
List A196934252282766/336/3318.943.3533.8630
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
ODI22
WTEST11
WODI22
FC1431421
List A25823919
T2055505
Vanburn Alonzo Holder
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Photos


Portrait 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