Dean Headley

Country: England
Born: January 27, 1970, Norton, Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Height: 6ft 5in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Dean Headley Bio

Dean Warren Headley, born on October 27, 1970, in England, is a former cricket player known for his incisiveness as a seamer. Despite battling with injuries throughout his career, Headley demonstrated his prowess as a bowler when his back wasn’t causing him trouble. With a long run-up and an unwinding action at the crease reminiscent of a slimline Merv Hughes, he possessed the ability to extract lavish movement off the seam, particularly against left-handers.

While his occasional tendency to drop short hampered his consistency at times, Headley was truly irresistible when everything clicked into place. His mastery of reverse swing allowed him to carve through batting line-ups, evident from his three hat-tricks for Kent in 1996 alone. One of his most memorable performances came during the 1998-99 series against Australia at Melbourne, where he sliced through their batting order with precision.

Although injuries and a loss of form limited his opportunities, Headley’s record for England remained commendable. His contributions as a bowler were highly regarded, but his batting, while not on par with the achievements of his grandfather George and father Ron, showcased glimpses of his talent. When utilized as a nightwatchman, he displayed his capability with straight drives and square cuts, adding depth to his value as an all-round player.

In recognition of his skills, Headley was awarded one of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s twelve central contracts for the year 2000. However, his persistent back injury ultimately forced him into an early retirement, cutting short what could have been a prolonged and successful career.

Throughout his time in the sport, Dean Warren Headley has left a lasting impact with his remarkable bowling skills and competent batting abilities. Despite the setbacks he faced due to injuries, he has succeeded in leaving an indelible mark on the cricketing world.

Dean Headley Career Stats

Dean Headley Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 26 4 186 31 8.45 671 27.71 0 0 18 0 7 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 6 4 22 10* 11 49 44.89 0 0 0 0 3 0
FC 139 187 44 2373 91 16.59 - - 0 6 - - 60 0
List A 166 62 34 352 29* 12.57 - - 0 0 - - 29 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dean Headley Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 15 23 3026 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.4 7 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 13 594 520 11 2/38 2/38 47.27 5.25 54 0 0 0
FC 139 - 25801 13293 466 8/98 - 28.52 3.09 55.3 - 25 2
List A 166 - 7738 5541 204 6/42 6/42 27.16 4.29 37.9 6 3 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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