Matches (27)
IND v NZ (1)
Super Smash (1)
SA v ENG (1)
Ranji Trophy (17)
BBL (1)
WU19 WC (2)
BPL 2023 (2)
ILT20 (1)
PAK-W in AUS (1)

Full Name

Colin Peter Metson


July 02, 1963, Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire


59y 209d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position


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.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A2341325294330*11.780022763
List A234000-----000
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
1981 - 2001
Colin Metson
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Metson and Boon, 1993
Colin Metson keeping wicket in Glamorgan's Sunday League fixture with Yorkshire at Headingley in May 1995
Colin Metson appeals
Colin Metson