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
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 309/5 (84 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 274/2 (75 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 193/4 (45 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 94/6 (52 ov) Somerset 102
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 342/4 (90 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 340/8 (96 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 342/3 (96 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 341/8 (96 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 301/9 (95.2 ov)
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