Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Miguel Joins Band Of West Indians Who Have Represented County

Miguel Joins Band Of West Indians Who Have Represented County

Miguel Cummins will become the 11th West Indian player to represent Worcestershire since the Second World War in the County Championship when he makes his debut against Essex at Chelmsford.

The paceman will follow in the footsteps of some illustrious names in becoming the 500th player to represent the County in the competition.

Cummins, who will be 26 next week, has stepped into the overseas role in place of South African paceman Kyle Abbott.

The first West Indian to play for Worcestershire post war was Jamaican Hartley Lobban who featured in 17 first class matches between 1952 and 1954. 

But the two who made the biggest impact for Worcestershire were batsman Ron Headley and opening bowler Vanburn Holder.

Headley played for the County between 1958 and 1974 and scored more than 21,000 first class runs in his career.

Holder represented Worcestershire with distinction between 1968 and 1981 and amassed 950 first class wickets in total.

The previous West Indians who played for The Pears post war were:

WH Lobban (Jam) – number 277

RGA Headley (Jam) – 297

VA Holder (Barb) – 320

HL Alleyne (Barb) – 344

RM Ellcock (Barb) – 357

CL King (Barb) – 359

KCG Benjamin (Ant) – 384

CH Gayle (Jam) – 434

KAJ Roach (Barb) – 472

ST Gabriel (Trin) – 495

ML Cummins (Barb) – 500

*A full list of players who have appeared for Worcestershire in the Championship can be found in Pears 150 by Andrew Thomas which can still be purchased in the Supporters' Association shop on match days, priced £28.