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Colin White      

Full name Colin Derek White

Born April 4, 1937, Chiswick, Middlesex

Died February 27, 2012 (aged 74 years 329 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Old Cranleighans

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Cranleigh School, Surrey

Colin Derek White
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 23 41 2 606 64 15.53 0 2 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 23 17 24 0 - - - 8.47 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1958 - 1961

Generally regarded as the most stylist batsman to have come out of Cranleigh since the war, Colin White was an archetypal left-hander, whose every stroke seemed to rely on timing rather than force and to who an ugly shot was an anathema. After four years in the 1st XI he went on to represent Cambridge and Surrey 2nd XI, but his chances of a Blue were wrecked when he was hit in the mouth and hospitalised by when playing against the New Zealand tourists. In contrast to the safety needed in his as a banker, as a batsman he looked to attack from the first ball, with the drive over extra cover his favourite stroke. He was also an quite outstanding cover fielder, his speed and agility being further strengthened by an ability to pick the ball up and throw with either hand. In later years he turned to wicketkeeping with some success, possibly frustrated by his under use as a capable bowler of Chinamen.
Martin Williamson

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Aug 7, 1960

Colin White

Colin White

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