Ken Higgs

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Date of Birth January 14, 1937
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Sep 7, 2016 (79)
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Kenneth Higgs was an English fast-medium bowler, who was most successful as the opening partner to Brian Statham with Lancashire in the 1960s. He later played with success for Leicestershire. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman, noted, "Higgs was a fine medium-fast bowler with an impressive pedigree, who suddenly went out of fashion with the selectors after one Test of the 1968 Ashes series".

Full name: Kenneth Higgs
Born: Jan 14, 1937, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England
Died: Sept 7, 2016
Batting style: Left-handed batsman (LHB)
Bowling style: Right arm fast medium (RFM), right arm medium (RM)

About Ken Higgs

Former fast-medium bowler for England, took 1,033 wickets for Leicestershire, Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1967.

Before Fame

He was enlisted in the military and made his debut for Staffordshire in 1957.

Achievement

He took one hundred wickets in two consecutive seasons (1959-60).

Family Life

He has two sons named Pat and Terry.

Associations

He and Geoff Pullar were both named Wisden's Cricketers of the Year during the 1960's.

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Latest information about Ken Higgs updated on October 30, 2020.

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