Colin Ingram

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Colin Ingram
Personal information
Full nameColin Alexander Ingram
Born (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 33)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
BowlingRight arm leg spin
RoleOpening Batsman , occasional wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 99)15 October 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI1 November 2013 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.41
T20I debut (cap 46)8 October 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I30 March 2012 v India
T20I shirt no.41
Domestic team information
2004–2006Free State
2005–2009Eastern Province
2011–2012Delhi Daredevils
2017–presentAdelaide Strikers
2018–presentKarachi Kings
2018–presentTrinbago Knight Riders
2019–Delhi Capitals
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 31 9 111 186
Runs scored 843 210 6,641 7,584
Batting average 32.42 26.25 37.30 47.40
100s/50s 3/3 0/1 14/30 18/48
Top score 124 78 190 142
Balls bowled 6 3,516 1,482
Wickets 50 40
Bowling average 42.64 33.62
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/16 4/39
Catches/stumpings 12/– 2/– 75/0 65/0
Source: CricketArchive, 20 July 2018

Colin Alexander Ingram (born 3 July 1985) is a South African cricketer who currently plays for Glamorgan and the Warriors. He represented South Africa in One Day (ODI) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) between 2010 and 2013, scoring a century on his ODI debut against Zimbabwe.

Early life[edit]

Ingram was born in Port Elizabeth. He attended Woodridge College in the Eastern Cape where he was their star cricketer in his years there.[citation needed] He played for the college for 5 years and captained them for three of those years.

Ingram made his First Team debut at the age of 14 and continued to play at this level throughout the rest of his high school career. He played provincial cricket for the Eastern Province team and was also selected for the South African schools team.

Ingram accepted a scholarship to study at the University of the Free State in 2004. He enjoyed a successful stint in the university team before leaving to return to the Eastern Cape.

First class, domestic & club cricket[edit]

Ingram played two seasons in England for Spondon Cricket Club in the Derbyshire Premier League, scoring 2401 runs at an average of 57.17. Ingram struggled for a batting spot in the Eastern Province originally, but soon after he gained experience from both County Cricket, and some playing time for Eastern Province, his skills increased with each innings played.

Ingram is among the brightest talent produced by the Eastern Cape in recent years.[citation needed][when?] In a region of South Africa that has often seen its budding stars bloom fully elsewhere, Ingram has remained true to his roots and stayed with the Warriors. He brings a bracing brand of aggression to opening the batting, and he took his game to the next level when he scored 85 off 111 balls to guide South Africa A to victory over Pakistan A in Colombo in the first match of a triangular series that also involved Sri Lanka A.[1]

It was announced on 21 November 2014 that Ingram had signed a three-year contract with Glamorgan as a Kolpak player subject to clearance from Cricket South Africa, the ECB and him obtaining a visa.[2] He had a very successful one day season with Glamorgan in 2015 scoring 405 runs in 8 matches at an average of 81 including three centuries and one 50.[3] His Championship season was steady rather than spectacular as he scored 931 runs at 37.24 with two centuries and four 50s.[4]


Ingram currently plays for the Chevrolet Warriors in the domestic cricket league and he was previously captain of this team. He participated in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, scoring well and assisting his team to reach the final.During the 2015 One Day Cup he almost took Warriors to the final in Cape Town against Cape Cobras, but they were beaten on the net run-rate by the Titans. He scored 93, 106 not out and 90 not out consecutively. The 90 was made in a thrilling South African domestic one day record-breaking run chase against Lions in a match that was played in Buffalo Park, East London.

Twenty20 Leagues[edit]

As well as playing for Warriors and Glamorgan, Ingram has had some success in Twenty20 leagues, having appeared in the IPL, Big Bash ,Pakistan Super League and Caribbean Premier League.[5]

In September 2018, he was named in Kabul's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[6]

International career[edit]

Ingram made his Twenty20 International debut against Zimbabwe during Zimbabwe's tour of South Africa in 2010, playing in both matches. He didn't bat for long, scoring a total of 15 runs in the two-match series (3 & 12) as South Africa registered victories in both matches. He made his mark on his ODI debut in the ODI series against Zimbabwe that followed by scoring a century (124), only the sixth person to score a century on debut and the first South African ever to achieve this honour.


  1. ^ Cric Info
  2. ^ "Ingram takes Kolpak route to Glamorgan". Cricinfo. 2014-11-21. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  3. ^ "Averages - English One Day - Cricket". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  4. ^ "Averages - County Championship Division Two - Cricket". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  5. ^ "Why isn't Colin Ingram being picked in all the T20 leagues?". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  6. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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