Arthur Collins      

Full name Arthur Edward Jeune Collins

Born August 18, 1885, Hazaribagh, Calcutta, India

Died November 11, 1914, Ypres, France (aged 29 years 85 days)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Clifton College

Arthur Edward Jeune Collins
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Arthur Edward Jeune Collins, of the Royal Engineers, who was killed in action on November 11, came suddenly into note by scoring 628 not out for Clarke's House v. North Town, in a Junior house match at Clifton College, in June, 1899, when only thirteen years old. During the six hours and fifty minutes he was in he hit a 6, four 5's, thirty-one 4's, thirty-three 3's, and 146 2's, carrying his bat through the innings, and Clarke's, who scored 836, won by an innings and 688 runs. Collins also obtained eleven wickets in the match, seven in the first innings and four in the second, and in partnership with Redfern (13) put on as many as 183 for the last wicket. In 1901 and 1902 he was in the College XI, in the former year scoring 342 runs with an average of 38.00, his highest innings being 112 against Old Cliftonians. He was a free-hitting batsman, but his military duties prevented him from taking cricket seriously: still he made many good scores in Army matches, and for Old Cliftonians v. Trojans at Southampton in August, 1913, he and F. G. Robinson made 141 without being parted for the first wicket in thirty-eight minutes, Collins scoring 63 and his partner 77. His best performance at Lord's was to make 58 and 36 for R.E. v. R.A. in 1913. His last innings was at Aldershot in July 1914 when he struck five fours from successive deliveries before being bowled off the sixth. He was born in India in 1885, gazetted second Lieutenant in 1904 and promoted Lieutenant in 1907.
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1902

AEJ Collins in the Clifton XI, 1902

AEJ Collins in the Clifton XI

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1899

A memorial at Clifton College marking AEJ Collins' record innings

A memorial at Clifton College marking AEJ Collins' record innings

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1899

AEJ Collins

AEJ Collins

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