Colin Dredge

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Colin Dredge
Personal information
Full nameColin Herbert Dredge
Born4 August 1954 (1954-08-04) (age 65)
Frome, Somerset, England
BattingLeft-handed batsman
BowlingRight-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 194 209
Runs scored 2182 464
Batting average 13.98 10.54
100s/50s -/4 -/-
Top score 56* 28*
Balls bowled 28414 9594
Wickets 443 253
Bowling average 30.10 25.42
5 wickets in innings 12 1
10 wickets in match - N/A
Best bowling 6-37 5-35
Catches/stumpings 84/- 66/-
Source: ESPNCricinfo

Colin Herbert Dredge (born 4 August 1954 in Frome, Somerset) is an English former first-class cricketer for Somerset. He was known as the "Demon of Frome", a nickname coined by journalist, Alan Gibson.

Colin Dredge made his debut for Somerset on 16 June 1976 against Worcester and was awarded his Somerset Cap in 1978. He made useful contributions as a regular for the County side until 1986. He played 194 first-class matches and 209 one-day matches, including 4 one-day finals, winning the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1981 and 1982 and the Nat West Trophy in 1983. Dredge was not selected for the final of the Gillette Cup in 1979, but played the following day in the crucial win over Nottinghamshire which clinched the John Player Trophy . For much of his career he was overshadowed by Test bowlers Joel Garner, Ian Botham and Vic Marks, but he did win one man-of -the-match award by taking 4-23 against Kent in the 1978 Gillette Cup quarter-final.[1] In 3-day matches he took over 50 wickets in a season 4 times, including 63 in 1980 when he took 5 wickets in an innings on 5 occasions. Batting as a tailender, he made 4 scores over 50 and he took 84 catches.

Dredge had seven brothers, all of whom played for Frome. He still lives and works in the town.


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