G.A. Headley


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George Headley's career will forever be remembered for his outstanding efforts with the bat during West Indies defeat to England in the 1939 Test at Lord's.

Batting at three, Headley entered the crease for the first time with his side 29-1.

Headley's first innings score of 106 saw him bat for 250 minutes, hitting 13 fours before being caught behind off the bowling of Bill Copson. 

He would famously go on to score another century in the second innings to become the first player at Lord's to score a hundred in either innings.

Despite Headley's efforts, he would still go on to be on the losing side with West Indies falling to an eight-wicket defeat to England at the Home of Cricket.

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