|Full name||Dean Warren Headley|
27 January 1970 |
Norton, Worcestershire, England
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Relations||RGA Headley (father),
GA Headley (grandfather)
|Test debut (cap 585)||3 July 1997 v Australia|
|Last Test||5 August 1999 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 139)||29 August 1996 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||29 January 1999 v Sri Lanka|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricInfo, 2 September 2008|
Headley was born in Stourbridge, and comes from a famous cricketing family, being the son of Ron Headley and grandson of George Headley. He was the first Test cricketer to be both the son and grandson of Test cricketers. He was educated at Old Swinford Hospital and then Royal Grammar School Worcester where he excelled at rugby union and cricket.
He played for Worcestershire's second team in 1989, and played as a professional for Leycett Cricket Club based in Leycett just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire but his senior debut was in 1991 after he had moved to Middlesex. In 1993 he moved counties again, this time to Kent. Whilst at Kent he was selected for the England cricket team, for which he played between 1997 and 1999. One of his greatest moments was when he won the Man of the Match award for his performance in the 4th Ashes Test in 1998 at Melbourne, taking six second innings wickets in England's narrow victory, their only Test victory on that tour. Due to injury, he retired from cricket in 2001.
He is also a keen football supporter and follows West Bromwich Albion
On 14 September 1996, Dean Headley equalled a world record by taking three hat-tricks in a single English county season. He achieved this feat against Hampshire in Canterbury. He equalled the world record earlier set by Charlie Parker in 1924 and J.S. Rao in 1963-64.
- Australia v England, 4th Test, 1999-12-29, CricketArchive. Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
- 'It burnt to be told I didn't have the heart to play as a bowler', CricInfo
- "Dean Headley on 14 September". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 September 2016.