Collis King

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Collis King
Personal information
Full name Collis Llewellyn King
Born (1951-06-11) 11 June 1951 (age 63)
Christ Church, Barbados
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role allrounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 158) 8 July 1976 v England
Last Test 7 August 1980 v England
ODI debut (cap 19) 26 August 1976 v England
Last ODI 30 May 1980 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1973–1982 Barbados
1977 Glamorgan
1983–1985 Worcestershire
1984–1990 Natal
2003–present Dunnington CC
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 9 18 125 136
Runs scored 418 280 6770 2738
Batting average 32.15 23.33 38.24 25.83
100s/50s 1/2 –/1 14/34 2/17
Top score 100* 86 163 127
Balls bowled 582 744 9279 5556
Wickets 3 11 128 108
Bowling average 94.00 48.09 34.21 34.49
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/30 4/23 5/91 4/23
Catches/stumpings 5/– 6/– 98/– 41/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 September 2011

Collis Llewellyn King (born 11 June 1951) is a former West Indies cricketer who played nine Tests and 18 One Day Internationals for the West Indies.

Born in Christ Church, Barbados, King played as an all-rounder, but had more success with the bat than ball, especially in Test cricket, where he scored one century and two fifties but only took three wickets – in three different innings. In ODI cricket, his highest – and swiftest – score came in the 1979 World Cup final, when he came in at 99 for 4 to hit 86 off 66 deliveries, and adding 149 with Viv Richards. King also held a catch and bowled three overs for 13 runs in the match, and the West Indies won by 92 runs.

King went on both the 1982/3 and 1983/4 West Indies' Rebel Tours to South Africa.

In a varied first class career, he played for his native country Barbados in the West Indies domestic competition, but also played for Glamorgan and Worcestershire in English county cricket and Natal in South Africa. In scoring 123 on his Worcestershire debut in 1983, he became the first player in more than fifty years to score a hundred in his first match for the county.[1]

Collis still enjoys his cricket, playing for Yorkshire side Dunnington CC.[2]

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Preceded by
Sarfraz Nawaz
Nelson Cricket Club
Professional

1974–1975
Succeeded by
Harold Gibson