May 2017 Volume 14

Michael Holding Appointed President of Derbyshire Cricket Club

Staff reporter KC Times
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KCOB and West Indies legend Michael Holding has been appointed as president of his former club Derbyshire.

Former fast bowler Holding, 63, was part of the Windies' feared attack during the 1970s and 80s and played for Derbyshire for six seasons from 1983.

One of the fastest bowlers ever to play Test cricket, he was nicknamed "Whispering Death" by umpires due to his quiet approach to the bowling crease. His bowling was smooth and very fast, and he used his height to generate large amounts of bounce and zip off the pitch.

Holding played for JamaicaCanterburyDerbyshireLancashire and Tasmania.

Holding, who took 249 Test wickets, said his new role was a "great honor".

He added: "I enjoyed immensely the few years I spent at Derbyshire and I always enjoy returning.”

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