Colin Price

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Colin Price
Personal information
Full name Colin Leonard Price
Born (1943-10-24) 24 October 1943 (age 70)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1966–1976 Staffordshire
Career statistics
Competition List A
Matches 2
Runs scored 64
Batting average 32.00
100s/50s –/1
Top score 52
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 June 2011

Colin Leonard Price (born 24 October 1943) is a former English cricketer. Price was a right-handed batsman. He was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Price made his debut for Staffordshire in the 1966 Minor Counties Championship against Norfolk. Price played Minor counties cricket for Staffordshire from 1966 to 1976, which included 24 Minor Counties Championship matches.[1] In 1973, he made his List A debut against Dorset in the Gillette Cup. In this match, Price scored 12 runs before being dismissed by Derek Shackleton, with Staffordshire going on to win the match by 79 runs.[2] He made his second and last List A appearance in the following round against Lancashire.[3] Price scored 52 runs in this match, before being dismissed by Peter Lee.[4]

Colin Price played most of his cricket in the Birmingham League for Aston Unity Cricket Club, but his most remarkable and memorable achievement was becoming the first ever amateur cricketer in the history of the Birmingham League (the oldest organised cricket league in the world) to score more than 1,000 runs in a season, scoring 1093 runs, reaching this feat in the same year as professional Australian test cricketer Graham Yallop, and at the time of writing only 10 other players have ever managed this accolade.

Price also captained the league winning side of 1977, where he both provided top order batting and unusually captained the side from the wicket keeping field position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Colin Price". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Staffordshire v Dorset, 1973 Gillette Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "List A Matches played by Colin Price". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lancashire v Staffordshire, 1973 Gillette Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

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