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Colin Croft      

Full name Colin Everton Hunte Croft

Born March 15, 1953, Lancaster Village, East Coast, Demerara, British Guiana

Current age 61 years 287 days

Major teams West Indies, Guyana, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Colin Everton Hunte Croft
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 37 22 158 33 10.53 0 0 1 8 0
ODIs 19 6 4 18 8 9.00 38 47.36 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 121 136 54 855 46* 10.42 0 0 25 0
List A 81 33 18 231 33 15.40 0 0 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 52 6165 2913 125 8/29 9/95 23.30 2.83 49.3 7 3 0
ODIs 19 19 1070 620 30 6/15 6/15 20.66 3.47 35.6 0 1 0
First-class 121 21101 10527 428 8/29 24.59 2.99 49.3 17 1
List A 81 4083 2465 102 6/10 6/10 24.16 3.62 40.0 2 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Feb 18-23, 1977 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 30-Feb 3, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Pakistan at Albion, Mar 16, 1977 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Nov 24, 1981 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1971-1982
List A span 1975-1984
Profile

Wisden overview
"Crofty," a West Indian team-mate once said, "would bounce his grandmother if he thought there was a wicket in it." In a relatively brief career lasting just five years, he established a reputation as one of the most chilling of fast men, with no compunction whatsoever about inflicting pain. There was little of the orthodox about him. The prancing run was straight but the batsman saw only his head bobbing behind the umpire until he veered out wide of the crease just prior to delivery, leaning back and slanting the ball awkwardly in to the right-hander. Often, as with Courtney Walsh later, it would hold up off the seam and move away.

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May 9, 2011

Colin Croft, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge and Michael Holding pose ahead of the 'Fire in Babylon' premiere, The Oval, May 9, 2011

Colin Croft, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge and Michael Holding pose ahead of the 'Fire in Babylon' premiere

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Aug 8, 2000

Commentator Colin Croft

Colin Croft commentator

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Jan 17, 1999

Croft (centre) with Newlands Cricket Ground curator Christo Erasmu s (right) and former England player Roger Prideaux.

Croft with Christo Eramus and Roger Prideaux.

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Tournament Results
Aus Women v WI Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 17, 2013
Aus Women won by 114 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 15, 2013
Eng Women won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
SA Women v SL Women at Cuttack - Feb 15, 2013
SL Women won by 88 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 13, 2013
Eng Women won by 15 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Mumbai - Feb 13, 2013
WI Women won by 8 runs
SA Women v SL Women at Cuttack - Feb 13, 2013
SA Women won by 110 runs
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