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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
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 & 56/4 (19 ov) Essex 640
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 & 104/1 (31 ov) Durham 447
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-30
Somerset won by 1 wicket
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 & 195/6 (74 ov) Sussex 447/8d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 131 & 62/3 (20 ov) (f/o)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 Gloucs 226/5 (78 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 & 77/3 (31 ov) Lancashire 196
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