Full Name

Colin Peter Metson

Born

July 02, 1963, Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire

Age

58y 158d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

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
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC2323047140629617.430756151
List A2341325294330*11.780022763
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC232600----000
List A234000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1981 - 2001

Photos


Colin Metson
GLAM_TEAM_1969.JPG     GLAM_TEAM_1981.JPG     index.htmlGlamorgan 1997
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