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Colin Milburn's match-winning 84 took Northamptonshire to the semi-finals

When The Eye Has Gone

Belly laughs and sadness

A play about the life and untimely death of Colin Milburn conveys the highs and the lows of a unique cricketer

ESPNcricinfo staff

Colin Milburn, wearing an eyepatch after his accident, does commentary for the BBC

England news

Milburn play to tour county grounds

A new play on the tragic decline of former England and Northamptonshire batsman Colin Milburn will visit all 18 county cricket clubs in November

Lawrence Booth

November 2005

Northamptonshire's cult heroes

The Wisden Cricketer celebrates the forgotten greats of Northamptonshire cricket


Colin Milburn

MILBURN, COLIN (OLLIE), who died on February 28, 1990, aged 48, after collapsing at Newton Aycliffe, Co


Colin Milburn

On a mid-September day in 1959 at Sunderland that very fine judge, the late George Duckworth, watched with growing interest an unusually large seventeen-year-old schoolboy score 101 unusually good runs for Durham against the visiting Indians