Michael Holding

Whispering DeathCricket
Bowler

Born: Feb. 16, 1954
Kingston, Jamaica

Active: 1972-1989

 

First-Class Cricket

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

Season Country Matches Caught Bowled LBW Def 1
1972-73 West Indies 5 2 7 1 0.50
1973-74 West Indies 3 1 1 0 0.10
1974-75 West Indies 4 1 5 1 0.35
1975-76 Australia 7 4 8 0 0.60
1975-76 West Indies 4 0 8 2 0.50
1976 England 12 5 24 6 1.75
1976-77 West Indies 1 1 0 1 0.10
1977-78 West Indies 1 2 3 2 0.35
1979-80 Australia 4 3 4 2 0.45
1979-80 New Zealand 4 1 4 0 0.25
1979-80 West Indies 1 2 2 2 0.30
1980 England 11 2 8 12 1.10
1980-81 Pakistan 3 0 2 2 0.20
1980-81 West Indies 8 2 5 3 0.50
1981 England 7 2 14 5 1.05
1981-82 Australia 6 3 12 4 0.95
1981-82 Pakistan 2 0 2 0 0.10
1982-83 Australia 9 3 10 5 0.90
1982-83 West Indies 7 4 3 4 0.55
1983 England 6 2 7 4 0.65
1983-84 India 8 2 16 5 1.15
1983-84 West Indies 3 1 5 0 0.30
1984 England 7 3 3 2 0.40
1984-85 Australia 6 6 2 2 0.50
1984-85 West Indies 3 1 2 2 0.25
1985 England 12 6 8 4 0.90
1985-86 West Indies 10 10 6 7 1.15
1986 England 14 6 12 8 1.30
1986-87 Australia 1 1 2 1 0.20
1986-87 New Zealand 2 3 1 1 0.25
1986-87 West Indies 3 1 3 1 0.25
1987 England 13 10 11 8 1.45
1987-88 New Zealand 7 9 7 6 1.10
1987-88 West Indies 2 0 2 3 0.25
1988 England 11 7 2 5 0.70
1988-89 West Indies 5 11 2 5 0.90
1989 England 10 8 4 5 0.85
WSC 9 5 8 5 0.90
Total 231 130 225 126 24.05

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

Season Country RA W Def 2 Defense
1972-73 West Indies 345 8 0.07 0.29
1973-74 West Indies 176 1 -0.34 -0.12
1974-75 West Indies 297 7 0.07 0.21
1975-76 Australia 826 19 -0.04 0.28
1975-76 West Indies 378 19 1.44 0.97
1976 England 791 55 3.83 2.79
1976-77 West Indies 18 1 0.06 0.08
1977-78 West Indies 83 7 0.58 0.47
1979-80 Australia 407 18 0.94 0.70
1979-80 New Zealand 297 8 0.01 0.13
1979-80 West Indies 134 5 0.19 0.24
1980 England 1096 44 2.36 1.73
1980-81 Pakistan 169 6 0.21 0.20
1980-81 West Indies 647 30 1.77 1.14
1981 England 715 40 2.72 1.88
1981-82 Australia 535 32 2.43 1.69
1981-82 Pakistan 144 8 0.43 0.27
1982-83 Australia 946 36 1.67 1.28
1982-83 West Indies 674 15 -0.05 0.25
1983 England 451 21 1.29 0.97
1983-84 India 726 34 2.20 1.67
1983-84 West Indies 245 13 0.75 0.53
1984 England 486 21 1.00 0.70
1984-85 Australia 410 20 1.25 0.88
1984-85 West Indies 218 9 0.37 0.31
1985 England 1124 50 3.36 2.13
1985-86 West Indies 680 33 1.52 1.33
1986 England 1045 52 3.72 2.51
1986-87 Australia 18 3 0.30 0.25
1986-87 New Zealand 203 4 -0.04 0.10
1986-87 West Indies 169 12 1.84 1.04
1987 England 1194 49 2.71 2.08
1987-88 New Zealand 488 29 2.17 1.63
1987-88 West Indies 140 7 0.38 0.32
1988 England 827 24 0.47 0.58
1988-89 West Indies 268 10 0.41 0.65
1989 England 863 28 0.87 0.86
WSC 799 35 1.49 1.19
Total 19,032 813 44.42 34.23

Offense

Season Country Runs Offense Total
1972-73 West Indies 43 0.10 0.19
1973-74 West Indies 7 0.02 -0.05
1974-75 West Indies 44 0.10 0.16
1975-76 Australia 226 0.60 0.44
1975-76 West Indies 77 0.27 0.62
1976 England 152 0.37 1.58
1976-77 West Indies 33 0.08 0.08
1977-78 West Indies 28 0.07 0.27
1979-80 Australia 24 0.05 0.37
1979-80 New Zealand 33 0.09 0.11
1979-80 West Indies 14 0.03 0.14
1980 England 99 0.29 1.01
1980-81 Pakistan 24 0.06 0.13
1980-81 West Indies 135 0.35 0.74
1981 England 66 0.17 1.03
1981-82 Australia 56 0.12 0.91
1981-82 Pakistan 131 0.33 0.30
1982-83 Australia 187 0.39 0.84
1982-83 West Indies 52 0.11 0.18
1983 England 90 0.24 0.61
1983-84 India 171 0.41 1.04
1983-84 West Indies 3 0.01 0.27
1984 England 189 0.46 0.58
1984-85 Australia 49 0.10 0.49
1984-85 West Indies 21 0.05 0.18
1985 England 413 1.10 1.62
1985-86 West Indies 238 0.68 1.01
1986 England 295 0.80 1.66
1986-87 Australia 2 0.00 0.13
1986-87 New Zealand 34 0.08 0.09
1986-87 West Indies 4 0.02 0.53
1987 England 278 0.77 1.42
1987-88 New Zealand 62 0.16 0.90
1987-88 West Indies 30 0.08 0.20
1988 England 129 0.33 0.46
1988-89 West Indies 71 0.19 0.42
1989 England 90 0.23 0.54
WSC 106 0.22 0.71
Total 3706 9.54 21.89

First-class 160-game average: 15.16

First-class offensive 160-game average: 6.61
First-class defensive 160-game average: 23.71

One-Day Cricket

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

Season Country Matches Caught W Bowled LBW Def 1
1975-76 Australia 1 0 1 0 0 0.05
1976 England 3 0 2 0 0 0.10
1979 England 4 2 8 2 0 0.70
1979-80 Australia 9 2 12 3 2 1.05
1979-80 New Zealand 2 1 1 0 0 0.15
1979-80 West Indies 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1980 England 6 3 9 1 0 0.80
1980-81 Pakistan 1 3 1 0 0 0.35
1980-81 West Indies 3 0 5 3 1 0.45
1981 England 7 1 9 4 0 0.75
1981-82 Pakistan 2 5 2 1 0 0.65
1981-82 Australia 13 4 19 6 0 1.65
1981-82 West Indies 1 1 3 2 0 0.35
1982-83 Australia 3 0 4 1 1 0.30
1982-83 West Indies 4 1 3 2 0 0.35
1983 England 14 8 23 8 4 2.55
1983-84 India 4 2 3 1 0 0.40
1983-84 Australia 12 2 23 9 3 1.95
1983-84 West Indies 3 0 5 2 0 0.35
1984 England 3 0 6 3 0 0.45
1984-85 Australia 16 3 19 3 0 1.40
1984-85 West Indies 5 3 5 2 0 0.65
1985 England 20 4 18 9 1 1.80
1985-86 UAE 2 0 2 0 0 0.10
1985-86 Pakistan 5 2 9 4 0 0.85
1985-86 West Indies 4 0 4 1 1 0.30
1986 England 21 10 29 11 3 3.15
1986-87 Australia 6 2 7 0 0 0.55
1986-87 West Indies 3 0 3 0 1 0.20
1987 England 21 5 30 11 8 2.95
1987-88 New Zealand 6 2 10 4 0 0.90
1987-88 West Indies 1 0 2 2 0 0.20
1988 England 24 8 41 7 8 3.60
1989 England 19 7 25 8 4 2.55
WSC 19 3 29 5 2 2.10
Total 268 84 372 115 39 34.70

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

Season Country RA Balls Def 2 Defense
1975-76 Australia 24 40 0.07 0.06
1976 England 98 156 0.33 0.21
1979 England 106 246 0.71 0.70
1979-80 Australia 291 502 1.09 1.07
1979-80 New Zealand 27 76 0.21 0.18
1979-80 West Indies 19 60 0.21 0.10
1980 England 153 324 0.88 0.84
1980-81 Pakistan 5 33 0.14 0.25
1980-81 West Indies 61 152 0.39 0.42
1981 England 183 390 1.11 0.93
1981-82 Pakistan 22 90 0.34 0.50
1981-82 Australia 390 708 1.73 1.69
1981-82 West Indies 51 60 0.02 0.18
1982-83 Australia 63 174 0.52 0.41
1982-83 West Indies 123 184 0.37 0.36
1983 England 409 741 1.94 2.25
1983-84 India 94 162 0.44 0.42
1983-84 Australia 411 681 1.31 1.63
1983-84 West Indies 123 162 0.15 0.25
1984 England 85 185 0.56 0.51
1984-85 Australia 520 900 1.93 1.66
1984-85 West Indies 95 204 0.55 0.60
1985 England 516 792 1.80 1.80
1985-86 UAE 45 84 0.19 0.14
1985-86 Pakistan 153 214 0.34 0.59
1985-86 West Indies 96 210 0.55 0.42
1986 England 603 1062 2.70 2.92
1986-87 Australia 162 327 0.92 0.74
1986-87 West Indies 105 156 0.30 0.25
1987 England 613 1057 2.65 2.80
1987-88 New Zealand 160 342 0.80 0.85
1987-88 West Indies 45 60 0.05 0.13
1988 England 736 1182 2.68 3.14
1989 England 487 946 2.50 2.52
WSC 521 961 1.83 1.96
Total 7595 13,623 32.29 33.50

Offense

Season Country Runs Offense Total
1975-76 Australia 13 0.07 0.07
1976 England 19 0.09 0.15
1979 England 0 0.00 0.35
1979-80 Australia 15 0.07 0.57
1979-80 New Zealand 0 0.00 0.09
1979-80 West Indies 0 0.00 0.05
1980 England 1 0.00 0.42
1980-81 Pakistan 0 0.00 0.12
1980-81 West Indies 7 0.04 0.23
1981 England 13 0.06 0.49
1981-82 Pakistan 23 0.11 0.30
1981-82 Australia 31 0.14 0.92
1981-82 West Indies 1 0.01 0.09
1982-83 Australia 19 0.11 0.26
1982-83 West Indies 3 0.01 0.19
1983 England 55 0.24 1.24
1983-84 India 0 0.00 0.21
1983-84 Australia 82 0.42 1.02
1983-84 West Indies 6 0.03 0.14
1984 England 12 0.05 0.28
1984-85 Australia 8 0.04 0.85
1984-85 West Indies 9 0.04 0.32
1985 England 312 1.31 1.55
1985-86 UAE 0 0.00 0.07
1985-86 Pakistan 2 0.01 0.30
1985-86 West Indies 8 0.04 0.23
1986 England 161 0.70 1.81
1986-87 Australia 65 0.29 0.51
1986-87 West Indies 9 0.04 0.15
1987 England 259 1.11 1.96
1987-88 New Zealand 25 0.14 0.50
1987-88 West Indies 0 0.00 0.06
1988 England 259 1.14 2.14
1989 England 158 0.72 1.62
WSC 27 0.15 1.06
Total 1602 7.19 20.35

One-day 160-game average: 12.15

One-day offensive 160-game average: 4.30
One-day defensive 160-game average: 20.00

Combined total: 42.24
Total Matches: 499
Weighted 160-game average: 14.48

Apples & Oranges rating: 20.98

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