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[96] Meanwhile, he took a new job as an insurance agent. The move by his mother club, Lucas CC, and other cricket stalwarts to focus attention on George Headley's grand contribution to Jamaica and the world is both timely and welcome. In Australia at the time, overs consisted of eight balls rather than the six balls used in the West Indies and England. 17. [89] However, he scored runs from any loose bowling and batted in all for 230 minutes, hitting eight fours. ... George Headley (1/2) Statistics may mislead but they do not lie. "[60] The West Indies bowlers used Bodyline tactics in the England innings; England's Nobby Clark used the tactic in the West Indian second innings, in which Headley scored 24 runs. Headley top-scored with 33 out of the first innings total of 99 but made only 11 on his second attempt, being dismissed both times by Ironmonger. The firm were enthusiastic cricket patrons, allowing employees time off to play in matches, so that Headley was able to attend practice with the Jamaica team on a regular basis. The great George Headley, who moved to Jamaica from Panama as a pre-teen, followed up his 179 in Barbados by becoming the first West Indian to score two hundreds in the same Test (114 &112) at Bourda and set the standards of West Indian batsmanship. He was chosen as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1934. [13], A change in the location of his job meant that Headley moved to the Lucas Cricket Club in 1929. [141] He had nine children in total, including Ron Headley who was born two days after the end of the Lord's Test of 1939. Find out more in our, vs England at Kensington Oval, Jan 11, 1930. These tactics helped West Indies to a 140-run win in a match they might have lost; Stollmeyer followed a similar approach in the following match. [121] In 1988, The Cricketer magazine placed him in an all-time West Indian team,[122] as did a panel of judges for another such team in July 2010,[123] while in 2004, another panel of experts named him among the top five West Indian players. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the career of the stumper who held his own as a batsman in an era of Don Bradman, George Headley and Wally Hammond. [136] Headley had a heavy workload, particularly in rural areas; together with his assistant Dickie Fuller his role involved encouraging school children to watch and play cricket, and trying to improve standards and facilities throughout the country. "[126] Manley notes that Headley rose to success at a time of political awakening in Jamaica, when the black majority of the population were increasingly determined to end the minority rule of landowners and challenge the racism of the time. A quieter match followed against Middlesex, but Headley reached his second double century of the tour in the match against Derbyshire, which took him past 1,000 runs for the season. Even so, he was chosen as West Indies captain in 1948 against England, the first black player to be appointed to the position, although a combination of injuries and politics meant he only led his team for one Test match. George scored twin centuries for the second time in his test career in the first test at Lords, with 106 and 107. Preston believed this match demonstrated West Indies' ability to compete at the highest level. [9] In a career total of 103 first-class games he aggregated 9,921 runs at 69.86, with 33 centuries, and took 51 wickets at 36.11. [144][145], After his retirement from coaching, Headley remained associated with cricket, presenting awards and playing in friendly matches. George was the only proper batsman in the West Indian team. In 1936 he again scored over 900 runs, and took 54 wickets. These tours also served to build Headley's reputation. Wisden described Headley's batting as magnificent, displaying "a ready adaptability and perfection of timing. A 20-year-old George Headley stamped his authority all over England in his debut series, with a staggering aggregate of 703 runs from four Tests to lead West Indies’ early upsurge in Test cricket. Rain helped England to draw the match. [83][84] In total, he scored 266 runs at an average of 53.20,[9] but Yorkshire won the series after winning the first game, Jamaica's first defeat at home in a first-class game for ten years. [125] Headley was particularly effective on bad batting wickets. [46] C. L. R. James, the writer and historian, later wrote that Headley's success demonstrated his mastery of batting. West Indies' first world-class batsman", "Test match players: Related Test players", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Headley&oldid=995895538, Cricketers who made a century on Test debut, Members of the Order of the British Empire, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 13:24. The MCC side was not at full international strength; it included players who were either just beginning or just ending their international careers,[19] and several star English bowlers were missing. Press reaction was unfavourable towards Headley but the West Indies Board still wanted to select him for the tour. George Headley only played in 22 Tests, but was top scorer for his Team on 15 occasions. In his second season, the club topped the league. [52] In the final match, Headley scored his third century of the series after returning to number three, accumulating 140 of Jamaica's total of 561. [33][34] By this stage the Australian bowlers had realised that Headley excelled when hitting the ball through the off side, and they began to alter their tactics accordingly. "[35] So successful was Headley that he was described by Grimmett as the best on-side batsman against whom the bowler had played. In reply, England had scored 81 for seven when Wyatt declared in an attempt to make West Indies bat while the pitch was difficult. [9] With the Test series level, it was agreed that the final match of the series would be played until one team won, regardless of how long it took—the other Tests had been limited to four days each. [71][72] In 1935 he scored over 900 runs at an average of 61.13, and took 34 wickets; his contract was renewed for another two years. The Australians bowled at Headley's leg stump with fielders concentrated on the leg side, making it difficult for him to score runs. Headley became involved in the selection of teams, taking some of them overseas. [75][76] In the second Test, Headley scored 25 in his first innings; in the second, he adopted a cautious approach as his team led by 44, hitting 93 in 225 minutes. The tourists thus lost the series 2–0; in the three Tests Headley's aggregate was 277 runs at an average of 55.40, the best figures for the team. [61] Headley's performances earned him selection as one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year. On most MCC tours of the lesser Test playing countries, leading players often chose not to tour, opting to rest at home. [9][10] In the second game against Lord Tennyson's XI which began in Kingston on 18 February, Headley scored his maiden first-class century. [114][115] Headley batted at number six, and it appeared that England, under the captaincy of Len Hutton, let Headley score an easy run to begin his innings,[note 3] which Hutton later confirmed to be the case. The first Test was played in Barbados and Headley was selected, making his debut for the West Indies on 11 February 1930—to the disapproval of some Barbad… In 37.5% of his innings he was top scorer (better even than Bradman with 29 out of 80). However, England were able to bat long enough to secure a draw. [137] However, critics in the 1960s complained that there were not enough Jamaicans in the Test side and blamed Headley and Fuller, although the government remained supportive of their performance. [16] In the second innings, he attacked from the start and used a wide range of shots to reach 143 before he was run out. [61] Ivan Barrow believed Headley reached his batting peak during the tour. [103] Although opinion was still divided over the merits of a black captain, Headley was appointed as one of the West Indian captains for the series against the England team which toured the Caribbean in 1948. Batting at number three, he played aggressively in the first innings but the crowd barracked him and he was bowled for 21. [140], Headley married Rena Saunders in 1939. [102], For reasons related to class and race, it had been unthinkable before the war for the West Indies to appoint a black Test captain, but the postwar world saw social and political changes in the Caribbean. [139] His official coaching role in Jamaica ended after a new government withdrew funding for coaching in 1962. With 2,310 runs for an average of 79.65, Weekes failed by ten runs to equal Headley’s aggregate … [53] Jamaica won the match to win the series 3–0; Headley scored 723 runs at an average of 361.50. Inns. [88] In the first innings, Headley scored 106 with 13 fours. [56] In the first match of the tour he scored 52 out of a total of 129 against Northamptonshire, in difficult batting conditions on a wet pitch. [40] During the third Test at Brisbane, Headley made his first substantial contribution to the series, after Australia scored 558 batting first. Headley lost his wicket through impatience in the first match, although he scored a pair of fifties, but scored a century in the third game. [22] In Trinidad, during the second Test, Headley found the unfamiliar conditions difficult—Trinidad was the only Test match ground in the Caribbean which was played on a pitch made from matting instead of grass. [5], On leaving school, Headley was appointed as a temporary clerk in a magistrate's court; this enabled him to play competitive cricket for the St Andrew's Police side in 1926, in a cup competition. This injury meant that he played no further part in the five-match Test series against India. He played cautiously during his 250-minute innings, as he was aware that his team were relying on his success. He did not play Tests between 1949 and 1953, but resumed his career in English league cricket, first in Lancashire and later in the Birmingham League. [12] He had another opportunity against English opposition in 1929, when a team led by Julien Cahn arrived to play two first-class games. [54], After playing in two trial matches, Headley was selected to tour England in 1933 under the continuing captaincy of Jackie Grant. [9][101] Headley was verbally abused by a section of the crowd, who disapproved of a black captain; he was also dissatisfied with the impartiality of the umpires. Learie Constantine-Wikipedia. Further successes followed in series against Australia and in three more against England, as Headley dominated the West Indian batting of the period. George Headley vs England (1930) Prior to Miandad holding the record, the distinction of the being the youngest-ever double centurion in Tests belonged to West Indies’ George Headley for 46 years. However, his job made it impossible to attend, and he was not considered for the Jamaican side against Lord Tennyson's English touring side in 1927. There was a special provision which allowed Headley to be released to play for West Indies. According to Wisden, all his shots were equally good but most notable was his on drive played from the back foot. Such gestures towards senior figures in cricket were usually intended as a mark of respect. For this very reason, Headley was called The Atlas, for single handedly carrying West Indies on his shoulders. The remaining batsmen played well, attacking the English bowling. Although neither match was won, the West Indians needed to take only one more wicket to win the first match when it ended drawn, and lost the second by a single wicket. These matches were played in Trinidad where it was believed the matting pitches would most closely replicate English conditions; Jamaica played Trinidad and a combination team. "[62] Headley bowled more than he had previously: prior to the tour, he had taken three first class wickets, but took 21 wickets in England at an average of 34.33, bowling off spin. [9][43] However, the fourth Test was lost by an innings as Ironmonger again caused difficulties for the West Indies batsmen. [2][64] Headley was greatly affected by the news, particularly the nature of her death. He and Karl Nunes added 227 for the second wicket. In the course of the innings he achieved the rare feat in Australia of reaching 1,000 first-class runs on the tour. In the first innings, he scored 29 but strained his back while fielding. Furthermore, they wanted this proof to be laid at the door of the white man who owned the world which defined their circumstances. After retiring as a player, Headley was employed as a cricket coach by the Jamaican government until 1962. [1], Headley moved in with his mother's sister-in-law Mrs Clarence Smith, in Rae Town, Kingston, and remained with her until her death in 1933. [9][21] Headley remained in the Test side for the rest of the series, the only home player other than Roach to appear in all four Tests. [130] Wisden noted in 1933 that his timing and placement of the ball was perfect. Two other batsmen, Andy Sandham and George Headley from England and the West Indies respectively, also scored centuries in this match. Consequently, he did not accept the captaincy of Jamaica during the Test trials for the 1950 tour of England and did not travel with the team. His first innings of 114 was played mainly in support of Roach, who scored a double century. [79] Headley contributed 485 runs at an average of 97.00. He scored 36 not out, but aggravated his back pains and he withdrew from the final Test. [9] The touring county considered Headley the key batsman,[82] and targeted him by bowling defensively in an attempt to frustrate him. [138] In 1961, Headley coached for six months in Nigeria and earned praise from the Nigerian Cricket Association. [49] During his innings, Headley passed the previous highest score by any West Indian batsman, 304 not out by Percy Tarilton in 1920, and the highest score in the West Indies by any batsman, Andy Sandham's 325 in 1930. He aggregated over 2,000 Test runs at a remarkable average. George Alphonso Headley, born on May 30 1909, is regarded by many as next only to Bradman for his stupendous batting exploits. In the second innings, opening again, he made 155 not out to guide West Indies to their victory target of 363. [1] He attended Calabar Elementary School, where he played for the school cricket team as a wicket-keeper, although a meagre sporting budget meant he had to do so without gloves. Headley played two matches for Jamaica against the tourists; he failed in the first game but scored 127 in the second. [78][79] On the second day, he took his score to 270 not out, and the Gleaner described him as "the genius we all know, scoring with all his old freedom and audacity. He had scored two double centuries, eight centuries and five fifties at an average of 70.64. After all, George Headley was by far the best West Indian batsman of his times, and, by many accounts, the best in the world but for Don Bradman. [125][126] According to historian Gideon Haigh, his role was made harder by the weakness of his colleagues, as few outstanding players find it easy to play in teams which lose frequently. [86] Headley opened his tour with fifties in his first two matches and by the time the Test series started, although the tourists had lost three matches, he had scored three centuries—103 against Cambridge University, 116 not out in a victory over Essex and 227 as the tourists defeated Middlesex. England batted again, to set West Indies an eventual victory target of 836. However, his runs came in less than two overs and Learie Constantine later rated this as one of Headley's best innings. [8] To generate more income, Headley took a second job, working for the Jamaica Fruit and Shipping Company, but he wanted a secure profession. In this match Headley became the first West Indian, and only the fifth cricketer of any nation, to score two separate hundreds in a Test match. C. L. R. James calculated that Headley averaged 39.85 and passed fifty on seven occasions in thirteen innings on difficult wickets. In the second innings, Headley was out for a duck and Jackie Grant declared when West Indies had scored 51 for six, so that England required 73 to win; they did so after losing six wickets. George Headley was the dominant batsman in an era of development in West Indian cricket. Headley, playing Grimmett comfortably by now, batted for 146 minutes, and hit 13 fours. His movements were precise and economical on the cricket field; his cap was usually at a slight angle and his sleeves were buttoned down to the wrist. [149] He died in Kingston on 30 November 1983. In the final timeless Test at Jamaica, Headley would register scores of 10 and 223. He also moved to the St Catherine Cricket Club, captained by his immediate superior in Keeling–Lindo. However, he was generally welcomed and accepted. [51] Headley continued his success in the second game, opening the batting and top-scoring with 84 in the first innings. [128] In the years before the war, Headley scored 25.61% of the runs scored in Tests by West Indies, more than twice as many as the next best batsman, and two-thirds of the team's centuries, scoring ten of the team's first fourteen centuries in Test cricket. Considered one of the best batsmen to play for the West Indies and one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Headley also represented Jamaica and played professional club cricket in England. [116], Headley scored 16 and 1 in the match, his final Test appearance. Batting towards the end of West Indies' second innings, he scored seven not out. He was the first person to ever accomplish this feat at the home of cricket. George scored twin centuries for the second time in his test career in the first test at Lords, with 106 and 107. However, with George Headley forced to withdraw, Weekes won a reprieve. [110], For Bacup Headley scored 909 runs and took 20 wickets in 1950,[71] before signing to play for Dudley in the Birmingham League in 1951. [47] On his return for the 1931–32 season, he was appointed captain of Lucas and began preparing for the forthcoming tour of Jamaica by another team led by Lord Tennyson. Of Headley's meeting with the king of England in 1939, the West Indian writer Frank Birbalsingh said: "That one of us—a black man—could shake the hand of a king introduced possibilities formerly undreamt of in our colonial backwater of racial inferiority, psychological subordination and political powerlessness. "[135], Following the 1955 cricket season, Headley was invited to become a national coach, a post created by the Jamaican government, which involved working mainly with young people. However, he was now on the verge of the Jamaica team and a delay in the arrival of the application forms for his American work permit allowed him to make his first-class debut for Jamaica against another touring team led by Lord Tennyson. When Jamaica's captain, Crab Nethersole, withdrew from the tour due to political commitments, Headley led Jamaica in both matches and scored 160 and 103. [9][98] Previous captains of island teams had been almost exclusively white. [100] Another American tour followed, in which Headley was accompanied by promising young players, before he led the Jamaican team to British Guiana in October 1947. In New Zealand in 1955-56, Weekes hit three centuries in the first three Tests ... and George Headley (who, though he played for Jamaica, had a Barbadian father), they defined West Indies cricket. [note 1][20] The first Test was played in Barbados and Headley was selected, making his debut for the West Indies on 11 February 1930—to the disapproval of some Barbadians who thought his place should have gone to a local player. A public subscription to finance his travel to Jamaica, opened by the Daily Gleaner, raised over £1,000, and despite his reservations, Headley returned to Jamaica. In 37.5% of his innings he was top scorer (better even than Bradman with 29 out of 80). Although in that year his overall batting performance declined, to 677 runs at an average of 37.61, he took 76 wickets at 9.70 and had success in the Worsley Cup competition, including one innings of 189 not out in a match played over five evenings. Headley scored two-thirds (10 of 15) of all West Indian hundreds in his appearances; Bradman not quite half (21 of 46) of the Australian centuries in his. [126] Although he was a naturally attacking player, Headley felt the need to play cautiously owing to the way his team depended on him. Headley scored 704 runs at an average of 87.88 in the four test matches. Headley was the only batsman that stood between West Indies and regular capitulations. This affected his availability for cricket as he was no longer able to take leave when playing for a team; if he did not work, he received no wages. [127] C. L. R. James believed that no other great batsman had to carry such a burden for so long. After the first island game, in which he scored 65, Headley's request to miss the second match to rest his back was refused by the Jamaican Board. Neither of Headley's parents was from Panama; his father was from Barbados and his mother from Jamaica, but they had moved to Panama while DeCourcey worked on the construction of the Panama Canal. George Alphonso Headley OD, MBE (30 May 1909 – 30 November 1983) was a West Indian cricketer who played 22 Test matches, mostly before the Second World War.Considered one of the best batsmen to play for the West Indies and one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Headley also represented Jamaica and played professional club cricket in England. He batted at number three, scoring 2,190 runs in Tests at an average of 60.83, and 9,921 runs in all first-class matches at an average of 69.86. [91] Headley scored just five in West Indies' brief second innings, bringing to an end a sequence of six fifties in successive Test innings. [60], After scoring an unbeaten 257 in a minor match against Norfolk, Headley scored 89 in his team's victory over Glamorgan and 182 against Warwickshire. Read about George Headley's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. [9] He used his experience to influence the captain, Jeff Stollmeyer, advising him not to enforce the follow on and to use leg theory bowling to slow down the tourists' scoring. [9] A thumb injury in the first match meant he could not bat, although he bowled 44 overs in the game. Don Bradman (Australia) 23. Though the numbers don’t do justice to his ability, the observers of his time rate him as highly as Bradman, if not higher. George Headley scored 7 out of 9 consecutive hundreds for West Indies against England (between 1930-39). [9][37] After scoring only three in the following tour match against Tasmania, Headley contributed 14 and two in an innings defeat in the second Test. In the second innings, with West Indies 80 behind, Grimmett again attacked Headley's leg stump. Players with Centuries in both innings of a Test match, more than once in their career. George Headley (West Indies) Depending on where you hail from, George Headley is either the Black Bradman or Bradman is the white Headley. Add the 141 at Sabina Park earlier in the year – when he was a very very late replacement for the legendary George Headley; he had five centuries on the trot. [85] Around this time, Headley requested the Jamaican board provide support for low income players with their kit and transport costs. [113] The Test selectors had seen enough to include Headley in the team for the first Test. Batting at number three, his first innings yielded 16 runs, but in the second innings, he scored 71, reaching fifty runs in as many minutes. 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[83][84] During the series, Headley demanded expenses, which were not normally granted to the players. [124] He was given the nicknames "the Black Bradman" and "Atlas" by commentators, and was the first world-class batsman from the West Indies who was black. "[128], Beyond cricket, Headley's success was regarded as important. He then shared a partnership of 487 for the sixth wicket with Clarence Passailaigue; 236 not out after the first day's play, Headley went on to score an unbeaten 344, after batting for 407 minutes and hitting 39 fours. [93] C. B. Fry, a former England captain turned journalist, wrote that Headley's "middle name should be Atlas", suggesting that he carried the team on his shoulders. The visiting team, under the captaincy of Bob Wyatt, was stronger than English teams that had previously toured the Caribbean;[73] despite some shortcomings, Wisden and other critics considered it strong enough for the task in hand. [28][77] The rain-affected third Test was drawn, with Headley's 53 his side's top score. [104] Crab Nethersole, the former Jamaican captain and member of the Board of Control for cricket, argued Headley should be outright captain but a compromise was reached. #AUSvIND — Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) January 8, 2021 In 1925 he scored his first century, batting at number three in the batting order in a match for Raetown against Clovelly. In reply West Indies could only manage 286, with Headley out for ten runs. [9][44] Headley scored 336 runs in the Test matches at an average of 37.33,[29] and 1,066 runs at 44.41 in all first-class games. George Headley (West Indies) Depending on where you hail from, George Headley is either the Black Bradman or Bradman is the white Headley. He was subsequently chosen to captain West Indies in India in 1948–49,[9][106] despite Headley's availability and apparently superior claims to the position. The accompanying article called his tour "almost a triumphant march" and described him as "the best batsman the West Indies have ever produced. However, Headley later argued that the run was given to ensure that he was batting at the beginning of the next over, so that England could try to get him out before he settled down. Ten hundreds in … [28] The English press speculated on Headley's ability to cope with English conditions,[55] while expecting him to perform to a high standard. [90], Following the outbreak of war, the Lancashire League clubs cancelled professionals' contracts, meaning Headley did not complete his final year with Haslingden. Bowled out for 249, West Indies lost by ten wickets. [71][112] While in England during this time, he played several first-class matches for a Commonwealth XI against an England XI; he scored 20 in 1951 and accumulated 98 and 61 in 1952. 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