Christopher Collier (cricketer)
|Full name||Christopher George Arthur Collier|
23 August 1886|
|Died||25 August 1916
near Mametz, France
|Bowling style||Right-arm slow|
|Domestic team information|
Source: CricketArchive, 1 March 2009
Christopher George Arthur Collier (23 August 1886 – 25 August 1916) was an English cricketer: a right-handed batsman and right arm slow bowler who played 53 first-class matches in the years before the First World War. 52 of these were for Worcestershire, with the one exception being the match he played for H. K. Foster's XI in 1912. In all he scored 1,021 runs at 12.92 and took ten wickets at 36.90.
Collier's first-class debut came against Warwickshire at Worcester in mid-May 1910. He did little with the bat, scoring 10 and 2, and did not bowl. Indeed, he did not send down a single ball in first-class cricket that season. His first wicket, in late May 1911, was that of Oxford University's opener Richard Twining, and he finished with five in the match.
He played fairly frequently for Worcestershire over the following three years, turning out in 45 matches between 1911 and 1914. He also played one match for H. K. Foster's XI against Oxford University in 1912, in which he claimed a career-best 3/28 in the first innings. Later that same summer, Collier also made his only half-century, hitting 72 for Worcestershire against Hampshire. He also occasionally acted as scorer when not playing.
- "Worcestershire v Warwickshire in 1910". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- "First-class Bowling in Each Season by Christopher Collier". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- "Oxford University v Worcestershire in 1911". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- "Oxford University v HK Foster's XI in 1912". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- "Hampshire v HK Foster's XI in 1912". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- "Christopher Collier as Scorer in First-Class Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- CWGC casualty details