Sarah Collyer      

Full name Sarah Victoria Collyer

Born October 3, 1980, Birkenhead, Cheshire

Current age 40 years 61 days

Major teams Cheshire Women, England Women, Somerset Women, Western Australia Women

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Sarah Victoria Collyer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 3 155 37 17.22 0 0 4 0
ODIs 25 21 4 277 39 16.29 619 44.74 0 0 25 1 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 11 1276 405 8 2/17 3/68 50.62 1.90 159.5 0 0 0
ODIs 25 25 1187 704 24 5/32 5/32 29.33 3.55 49.4 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England Women v Australia Women at Guildford, Aug 6-9, 1998 scorecard
Last Test Australia Women v England Women at Sydney, Feb 22-25, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England Women v Australia Women at Scarborough, Jul 12, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI England Women v India Women at Lincoln, Feb 7, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics

A bowler of medium inswingers and a technically sound batsman, Sarah Collyer made her international debut against Australia at Guildford in 1998, aged 17. Having been tipped as a future international since she started playing at the age of eight, she duly rose through the England age ranks and in to the international side. And, as she took 5 for 32 in the World Cup in New Zealand in 2000, a glittering future seemed assured. But in 2002 her England career was thrown into jeopardy as she and Kathryn Leng, who were both Lottery-funded players, were dumped from the side when both took an unauthorised holiday to Tenerife. Their punishment, which was viewed by some as unfair, was to be dropped for the tri-series against India and New Zealand. Yet, while Leng returned for the Test series against India in the same summer, Collyer was omitted. But the selectors soon offered her another chance and that winter she was restored to the Test team to face Australia in a two-match series. But her come back was unconvincing, as she averaged 9 in four innings and took only two wickets. However, her one-day form was better, and in the quadrangular series in New Zealand which followed the Ashes, she contributed some steady scores, including 33 and 39, and took figures of 3 for 9 against India. But in 2003, Collyer suffered yet another set-back as she was forced to undergo surgery for a back problem, and she missed most of the domestic summer. A top international score of 39 belies Collyer's natural class, but her determined character and oodles of self belief will stand her in good stead as she looks to return from injury.
Wisden Cricinfo staff November 2004

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Jul 6, 2001

Terry McGregor bowls to Sarah Collyer, England v Australia, 2nd Women's Test, Headingley, 1st day, July 6, 2001

Terry McGregor bowls to Sarah Collyer

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Jul 3, 2001

England Women v Australia Women, Denis Compton Oval, Shenley, 24 June 2001

Sarah Collyer sweeps Fahey for four runs

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Jun 29, 2001

England Women v Australia Women ODI1, County Ground Derby, 29 June 2001

Joy for bowler Collyer, despair for Rolton when she is out for 79

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