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Collis King
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Collis King

West Indies
Collis King

INTL CAREER: 1976 - 1980

Full Name

Collis Llewellyn King

Born

June 11, 1951, Fairview, Christ Church, Barbados

Age

69y 310d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

On the grandest stage in the biggest competition of them all, Collis became King for a day. June 1979. West Indies versus England in the final of the World Cup and his team were in trouble at 99 for four when he joined Viv Richards. Never before or since has such an occasion seen such an explosive, exotic totally instinctive display of batting. Never, for certain has Richards ,in royal form himself, been outshone quite so much. King made 86 from 66 balls, taking merciless toll from a weak England attack, and adding 139 with Richards in just 21 overs to put the match quite beyond England's grasp. He was never able to rise to the occasion in such a manner again. If he gave the ball a crack then it in no way equalled that which he gave life in general. His career was checked by his decision to join World Series Cricket and then effectively ended when he toured South Africa with the rebel West Indies side in 1982-83. He played a few more seasons for Natal in the Currie Cup afterwards, before retiring to England.
Mike Selvey

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test9163418100*32.1512550
ODI181422808623.33267104.860160
FC12520225677016338.241434980
List A13612216273812725.83217410
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test91158228231/301/3994.002.90194.00000
ODI1815744529114/234/2348.094.2667.60100
FC125927943801285/9134.2172.4010
List A136555637251084/234/2334.4951.40100
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Ajay Jadeja looks for maximum
The All-Star England team pose for the cameras
Collis King smashes a six as Alec Stewart watches on at the opening of the new Kensington Oval
Collis King Portrait
Collis King pulls
Collis King