Colin Griffiths      

Full name Colin Griffiths

Born December 9, 1930, Upminster, Essex

Died September 14, 2004, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire (aged 73 years 280 days)

Major teams Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 27 41 3 615 105 16.18 1 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 27 18 22 0 - - - 7.33 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1951 - 1953
Profile

Colin Griffiths was a carefree amateur batsman for Essex in the early 1950s. At Tunbridge Wells in June 1952, he went in at No. 9 and hit the fastest century of the summer, celebrating by flying out to Paris for a Sunday with his girlfriend. A week later, still at No. 9, he scored 89 against Middlesex and was promised a turn up the order. Alas, batting at No. 7 in the second innings he pulled a back muscle hitting a six. With Essex short of reserves, he struggled in agony through the next match at Old Trafford, then he was lost to the family demolition business. Apart from a brief return the next summer, his cricket was limited to occasional club games in the London area - though at Wimbledon they still talk of the day when he repeatedly hit Gamini Goonesena out of the ground. Always a free spirit, he took up mountaineering and scuba diving. He was chairman of the Cricketers' Club of London.
Stephen Chalke, The Wisden Cricketer

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 Kent 105/2 (47.3 ov)
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 4/1 (4.1 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 Gloucs 260/5 (91 ov)
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 Notts 123/5 (55.3 ov)
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-25
Surrey 191 Lancashire 394 (117.4 ov)
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-25
Leics 316 & 2/1 (1.1 ov) Worcs 274
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 167/0 (54.1 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 43/3 (14.2 ov) Durham 190
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