Colin Blythe      

Full name Colin Blythe

Born May 30, 1879, Deptford, Kent

Died November 8, 1917, on the Forest Hall to Pimmern military railway line near Passchendaele, Belgium (aged 38 years 162 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Colin Blythe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 19 31 12 183 27 9.63 0 0 0 6 0
First-class 439 587 137 4443 82* 9.87 0 5 206 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 37 4546 1863 100 8/59 15/99 18.63 2.45 45.4 2 9 4
First-class 439 103546 42094 2503 10/30 16.81 2.43 41.3 218 71
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-16, 1901 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 11-14, 1910 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1899-1914
Profile

A great slow left-armer, possessing a classical delivery and looping flight. His action was elegant and smooth, a few strides leading into a perfect upright sideways-on delivery. He pitched the ball up to encourage the drive into a strong off-side field, and with sufficient spin to trap any batsman unwise enough to try and hit against it. He varied his pace well, and was deceptive through the air, with more pace than most batsmen realised until too late.

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Jul 27, 2005

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Colin Blythe: Lament For A Legend

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1915

Colin Blythe, 1915

Colin Blythe

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1914

Colin Blythe bowls, 1914

Colin Blythe bowls

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1904

Country Fixtures Country Results
SAf Invit XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
1st unofficial Test: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Paarl
Jan 11-14, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
England XI v Act Inv XI at Canberra
Jan 12, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 18:00 EST | 17:00 CST | 15:00 PST)
England XI v PM's XI at Canberra
Jan 14, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
Australia v England at Sydney
Jan 16, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
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