Collis King      

Full name Collis Llewellyn King

Born June 11, 1951, Fairview, Christ Church, Barbados

Current age 63 years 47 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Glamorgan, Natal, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Collis Llewellyn King
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 16 3 418 100* 32.15 1 2 5 5 0
ODIs 18 14 2 280 86 23.33 267 104.86 0 1 6 0
First-class 125 202 25 6770 163 38.24 14 34 98 0
List A 136 122 16 2738 127 25.83 2 17 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 11 582 282 3 1/30 1/39 94.00 2.90 194.0 0 0 0
ODIs 18 15 744 529 11 4/23 4/23 48.09 4.26 67.6 1 0 0
First-class 125 9279 4380 128 5/91 34.21 2.83 72.4 1 0
List A 136 5556 3725 108 4/23 4/23 34.49 4.02 51.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 8-13, 1976 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Leeds, Aug 7-12, 1980 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Scarborough, Aug 26, 1976 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Lord's, May 30, 1980 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1972-1987
List A span 1975-1990
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
37 WI Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 2 Dec 2009 Other T20
21 WI Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
6 Lashings XI v Birmingham Birmingham 7 Jun 2007 Other OD
8 Lashings XI v Sedbergh School Sedbergh 25 May 2007 Other
Profile

On the grandest stage in the biggest competition of them all, Collis became King for a day. June 1979. West Indies versus England in the final of the World Cup and his team were in trouble at 99 for four when he joined Viv Richards. Never before or since has such an occasion seen such an explosive, exotic totally instinctive display of batting. Never, for certain has Richards ,in royal form himself, been outshone quite so much. King made 86 from 66 balls, taking merciless toll from a weak England attack, and adding 139 with Richards in just 21 overs to put the match quite beyond England's grasp. He was never able to rise to the occasion in such a manner again. If he gave the ball a crack then it in no way equalled that which he gave life in general. His career was checked by his decision to join World Series Cricket and then effectively ended when he toured South Africa with the rebel West Indies side in 1982-83. He played a few more seasons for Natal in the Currie Cup afterwards, before retiring to England.
Mike Selvey

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Aug 15, 2009

Ajay Jadeja looks for maximum, Interlaken, August 15, 2009

Ajay Jadeja looks for maximum

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Aug 15, 2009

The All-Star England team pose for the cameras, Interlaken, August 15, 2009

The All-Star England team pose for the cameras

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Feb 18, 2007

Collis King smashes a six as Alec Stewart watches on at the opening of the new Kensington Oval, West Indies All Stars v World XI, Barbados, February 17, 2007

Collis King smashes a six as Alec Stewart watches on at the opening of the new Kensington Oval

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