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
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 562 Essex 299/3 (68.3 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Jul 2
Sussex won by 7 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
North Group: Durham v Leics at Chester-le-Street
Jul 3, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton
Jul 3, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Group: Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester
Jul 3, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Worcs at Nottingham
Jul 3, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval
Jul 3, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham
Jul 3, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Glamorgan at Southampton
Jul 3, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Kent at Hove
Jul 3, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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