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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
|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.
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.