Saturday, October 8th, 2022


Former England pace bowler, Dean Headley will be signing copies of the book ‘The Headleys: Three Generations of Test Cricketers’ in the Club Shop-Café at New Road on Tuesday between 4-5pm.

Headley, who began his career by playing Second Eleven cricket for Worcestershire, played 15 Tests for England between 1997 and 1979.

He had an impressive return of 60 wickets, including a memorable 6-60 in a victory over Australia in Melbourne in 1998, but injuries meant he retired in 2001.

Dean is the son of Ron Headley, part of Worcestershire’s Championship winning sides of 1964 and 1965, and grandson of the legendary George Headley who are also both featured in the book written by John Flatley.

Ron played two Tests for the West Indies against England in 1973 and was part of the Worcestershire squad from 1958 to 1974, scoring 21,695 first class and 4,788 List A runs.

George is considered one of the best batters to have played for the West Indies and in 22 Tests, most of them before the Second World War, scored 2190 runs at an average of 60.83.

Dean had a brief spell at Middlesex but spent the bulk of his first class career with Kent for whom he took three hat-tricks in 1996.

He totalled 466 first class and 204 List A wickets.

Copies of the book can be purchased in the New Road shop priced £18.00, and Dean will be delighted to sign them.