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Colin Metson      

Full name Colin Peter Metson

Born July 2, 1963, Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire

Current age 53 years 87 days

Major teams Glamorgan, Middlesex, Wales Minor Counties

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Colin Peter Metson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 232 304 71 4062 96 17.43 0 7 561 51
List A 234 132 52 943 30* 11.78 0 0 227 63
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 232 6 0 0 - - - 0.00 - 0 0 0
List A 234 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1981 - 2001
List A debut 1981
Last List A Wales Minor Counties v Middlesex at Lamphey, May 5-6, 2004 scorecard
Profile

Colin Metson was unfortunate in that he emerged as a superb wicketkeeper at the start of an era when being just a keeper was no longer enough - you had to bat as well. As a result, inferior keepers who made runs always edged him out. A former Durham University student, he began his county career as Paul Downton's understudy at Middlesex from 1981 until 1986. In 1987 he joined Glamorgan and immediately became their first-choice, and he worked on his batting to the extent that he became an obdurate tailender and specialist nightwatchman. In 1996 Metson lost his place to Adrian Shaw - inevitably on the strength of Shaw's batting - and he left the playing staff at the end of 1997. Jack Russell described Metson's keeping as "silently brilliant", and Dickie Bird rated him as "the best wicketkeeper I have seen in England since Alan Knott". He was just unfortunate to be born a generation too late.
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Aug 29, 1997

Colin Metson keeping wicket at Neath against Australia in 1993. Boon the batsman

Metson and Boon, 1993

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Aug 29, 1997

The 1997 Glamorgan squad.         Back row (l to r): Alun Evans, Steve Tomlinson, Andrew Davies, Simon Jones, Owen Parkin, Mike Powell, Wayne Law.  Middle row (l to r): Byron Denning (1st XI scorer), John Derrick (2nd XI coach), Duncan Fletcher (1st XI coach), Darren Thomas, Adrian                      Shaw, Gary Butcher, Alan Jones (Director of Coaching), Gordon Lewis (2nd XI scorer).     Front Row : Steve James, Robert Croft, Hugh Morris, Tony Cottey, Matthew Maynard, Steve Watkin, Colin Metson, Adrian Dale.

GLAM_TEAM_1969.JPG GLAM_TEAM_1981.JPG index.htmlGlamorgan 1997

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