Richard Collinge      

Full name Richard Owen Collinge

Born April 2, 1946, Wellington

Current age 68 years 169 days

Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts, Northern Districts, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

Richard Owen Collinge
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 35 50 13 533 68* 14.40 0 2 7 10 0
ODIs 15 9 3 34 9 5.66 62 54.83 0 0 1 0
First-class 163 178 50 1848 68* 14.43 0 4 57 0
List A 37 20 8 116 38* 9.66 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 35 62 7689 3393 116 6/63 9/166 29.25 2.64 66.2 5 3 0
ODIs 15 15 859 479 18 5/23 5/23 26.61 3.34 47.7 0 1 0
First-class 163 31388 12793 524 8/64 24.41 2.44 59.9 22 4
List A 37 2038 1048 52 5/23 5/23 20.15 3.08 39.1 1 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 22-26, 1965 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, Aug 24-28, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 17, 1978 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1963-1978
List A span 1969-1978
Profile

At 6ft 5ins, Richard Collinge was a menacing prospect for any batsman. He approached the wicket off a notoriously lengthy, long-striding run, hands clawing the air. He bowled left-arm fast-medium deliveries of consistent accuracy, at a length full enough to make good use of any swing. A committed family man, he could be a reluctant tourist, but he was almost always an automatic selection when available, and when he retired he was the most prolific wicket-taker in New Zealand's history. His height and strength made him an opponent to be respected, though he was seldom genuinely fast -- and could look ordinary on true batting pitches. A determined and possibly underrated tailender, he had one great hour of glory against Pakistan at Auckland in 1972-73, when he made 68 not out, the highest score by a No. 11 in Test history, and shared in a Test-record stand of 151 with Brian Hastings. But Collinge's proudest moment was his participation in the first defeats ever inflicted by New Zealand on England and Australia. The fast inswinger with which he bowled Geoff Boycott at Wellington in 1977-78 started the collapse of England to 64 all out amid feverish excitement. It was entirely appropriate that this modest, calm stalwart should have a strong hand in one of his country's finest hours.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

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Mar 16, 2004

Richard Collinge

Richard Collinge

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Jun 11, 1975

Frank Hayes hits a delivery from Richard Collinge, England v New Zealand, World Cup, Trent Bridge, June 11, 1975

Frank Hayes hits a delivery from Richard Collinge

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1974

Bev Congdon leads the celebrations after New Zealand's first Test victory over Australia.  L-R John Morrison, Richard Collinge, Congdon, Jeremy Coney, Dayle Hadlee, John Parker and KR Deas, Christchurch, March 1974

Bev Congdon leads the celebrations after New Zealand's first Test victory over Australia

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