Full Name

Roy Collins

Born

March 10, 1934, Clayton, Manchester, Lancashire

Died

November 05, 2009 (aged 75y 240d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother-in-law)

TEAMS

Roy Collins, an aggressive lower middle-order batsman and offspinner, forced his way intothe Lancashire side in 1954 after impressing in the Lancashire Cricket Federation. Over the next nine season he played 119 times for the county, scoring 3332 runs at 20.44 and taking 159 wickets at 30.07.

His best season came in 1961 when he took 52 wickets, including a career-best 6 for 63 against Sussex, and made 858 runs, another career high, including both his first-class hundreds. He was awarded his county cap after making an unbeaten 107 against Somerset at Bath in August of that year.

In 1962, his last summer at the county, he hit 25 sixes but his career finished just as one-day cricket, in which he would have found a niche, came into being.

After leaving Old Trafford he played league cricket for Leek in the Staffordshire League for four years and from there to Lowerhouse in the Lancashire League for three seasons, then Blackburn in the Ribblesdale League for four years, and finally Rochdale. He also played Minor County cricket for Cheshire.

Away from the game he ran a textile business with his wife and continued to be an enthusiastic supporter of the county as well as coaching and advising schools and clubs.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC120183183436107*20.8229800
List A220595829.500110
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC1201186348311596/6330.382.4474.640
List A2000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1954 - 1962
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1966