Dean Headley

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Dean Headley
Personal information
Full nameDean Warren Headley
Born (1970-01-27) 27 January 1970 (age 48)
Norton, Worcestershire
BattingRight-hand batsman
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RelationsRGA Headley (father),
GA Headley (grandfather)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 585)3 July 1997 v Australia
Last Test5 August 1999 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 139)29 August 1996 v Pakistan
Last ODI29 January 1999 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 15 13 139 166
Runs scored 186 22 2,373 352
Batting average 8.45 11.00 16.59 12.57
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/6 0/0
Top score 31 10* 91 29*
Balls bowled 3,026 594 25,801 7,738
Wickets 60 11 466 204
Bowling average 27.85 47.27 28.52 27.16
5 wickets in innings 1 0 25 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 2 0
Best bowling 6/60 2/38 8/98 6/42
Catches/stumpings 7/– 3/– 60/– 29/–
Source: CricInfo, 2 September 2008

Dean Warren Headley (born 27 January 1970) is a former English professional cricketer who played international cricket for the England cricket team in the 1990s.

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 England, playing Test and ODI cricket between 1996 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.[1] Due to injury he retired from cricket in 2001.

He played club cricket for Upchurch Cricket Club in Upchurch, Kent and was a cricket coach for Stamford School.[2]

World record[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Australia v England, 4th Test, 1999-12-29, CricketArchive. Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
  2. ^ 'It burnt to be told I didn't have the heart to play as a bowler', CricInfo
  3. ^ "Dean Headley on 14 September". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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