Ron Headley

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Ron Headley
Personal information
Full name Ronald George Alphonso Headley
Born (1939-06-29) 29 June 1939 (age 77)
Kingston, Colony of Jamaica
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Leg break
Relations George Headley (father)
Dean Headley (son)
International information
National side
Test debut 26 July 1973 v England
Last Test 9 August 1973 v England
Only ODI 7 September 1973 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1958–1974 Worcestershire
1965–1974 Jamaica
1975–1976 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 2 1 423 162
Runs scored 62 19 21,695 4,788
Batting average 15.50 19.00 31.12 32.35
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 32/117 2/30
Top score 42 19 187 132
Balls bowled 0 0 1,232 0
Wickets 12
Bowling average 49.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 4/40
Catches/stumpings 2/– 0/– 356/– 58/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 17 October 2010

Ronald George Alphonso Headley (born 29 June 1939) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests and one ODI in 1973. An opening batsman, in first-class cricket he scored 21,695 runs at an average of 31.12, with 32 hundreds and a highest score of 187.

Headley spent most of his career in England, playing for Worcestershire from 1958 to 1974. He was capped by the county in 1961, and was awarded a benefit season in 1972 which raised just over £10,000.[1] In 1971 he scored 187 and 108 against Northamptonshire, becoming the first Worcestershire player to score a century in both innings of a first-class match since Edwin Cooper in 1946.[2]

In 1973, following an injury to Steve Camacho, Headley was co-opted from Worcestershire into the West Indies touring team.[3] He played seven first-class matches for the West Indians, including the first and second matches of a three-match Test series. His 42 in the second innings of the first match was his highest Test score. He also played in the second of two One Day International matches for the Prudential Trophy.

After retiring from playing, Headley went into coaching.[4]

His father was George Headley, who played 22 Tests for West Indies, while his son Dean Headley played 15 Tests and 13 ODIs for England. This was the first case of three consecutive generations of the same family playing Test cricket.


  1. ^ "Ron Headley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Green, Benny (editor) (1983). "The County Matches – Worcestershire". Wisden Anthology 1963–1982. Queen Anne Press. p. 491. 
  3. ^ "West Indies in England, 1973". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Wisden. 1974. pp. 327–354. 
  4. ^ "Ron Headley Exclusive Interview: Descending from one of cricket's most famous families, he discusses his former team-mates like Basil D'Oliveira, his legendary father George and West Indies cricket". Bigstar Cricket. 10 July 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2009.