Full name Corey Dalanelo Collymore
Born December 21, 1977, Boscobelle, St Peter, Barbados
Current age 39 years 32 days
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Middlesex, Sussex, Warwickshire
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||West Indies v Australia at St John's, Apr 3-7, 1999 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v West Indies at Chester-le-Street, Jun 15-19, 2007 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v West Indies at Toronto, Sep 11, 1999 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Apr 21, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Yorkshire v Middlesex at Leeds, Sep 17-20, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999/00|
|Last List A||Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, May 19, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Anguilla v Barbados at Coolidge, Jul 18, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Sussex at The Oval, Jun 15, 2008 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/29||World XI||v Asia XI||Doha||6 Oct 2014||Other T20|
|3/38, 0*, 2/25, 0*||Middlesex||v Yorkshire||Leeds||17 Sep 2013||FC|
|0, 0/18, 1/10||Middlesex||v Surrey||The Oval||3 Sep 2013||FC|
|2/30, 4*, 1/21||Middlesex||v Durham||Lord's||2 Aug 2013||FC|
|0/29, 0, 3/52||Middlesex||v Sussex||Hove||17 Jul 2013||FC|
|2/63, 5, 6*, 1/28||Middlesex||v Warwickshire||Uxbridge||8 Jul 2013||FC|
|5/18, 2/30||Middx 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Radlett||18 Jun 2013||Other|
|0/51, 1, 5||Middlesex||v Yorkshire||Lord's||11 Jun 2013||FC|
|4/61, 0*, 0/36||Middlesex||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||22 May 2013||FC|
|1*, 0/45||Middlesex||v Somerset||Taunton||19 May 2013||LA|
Barely fast-medium, averaging in the mid-to-high 70s, Corey Collymore is a fairly accurate and aggressive, with the benefit of years of experience. His sprint to the crease is reminiscent of Malcolm Marshall's, but, unlike Marshall, his open-chested deliveries seem to limit his ability to move the ball away from the right-hander. His misfortune has been the plague of modern fast bowlers: stress fractures. Yet he is a determined man, who recovered from back injuries when critics had written him off at the end of West Indies' tour of England in 2000, and thus fulfilled his promise to be back in the game. He took four wickets on his return to the one-day side in Zimbabwe in 2001, as West Indies beat India in the final of the Coca-Cola Cup, and after a moderately successful World Cup in 2003, he was recalled to the Test team for the home series against Sri Lanka. He responded with five wickets in the drawn first Test, and a second-innings haul of 7 for 57 in the second, as West Indies sealed a seven-wicket victory.
From there on, he was shunted in and out of the squad, before being included half-way through the Test series for his experience. He shared the new ball with younger speed merchants, and though he put the ball in the right place, his inability to put fear in the hearts of batsmen meant that he was expensive and ineffective on the tour to England. Against India at home in 2006, however, Collymore pegged away all through the series, providing a valuable tourniquet at one end. He was way ahead of the other fast bowlers in terms of his economy-rate (2.33) and always appeared capable of taking a wicket. His spell on the first morning at Antigua floored India and, despite not looking fully fit, maintained his accuracy throughout. He played only eight international games in the 2006-07 season and averaged over 30 but just ahead of the selection for World Cup he rocked Jamaica with a six-for in the Carib series. He failed to carry that form into the tournament itself but still found himself briefly in the top 10 of the ICC Test rankings. In 2008, he replaced Ryan Harris at Sussex, joining the club as a Kolpak and he performed with distinction on the south coast before moving to Middlesex at the end of the 2010 season.
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