Ian Colquhoun

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For the Scottish writer, see Ian Colquhoun (author). For the baronet, see Sir Iain Colquhoun, 7th Baronet.
Ian Colquhoun
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Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 57
Runs scored 1 768
Batting average 0.50 14.76
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 1* 44*
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 4/- 108/28
Source: Cricinfo

Ian Alexander Colquhoun (8 June 1924 in Wellington – 26 February 2005 in Paraparaumu Beach) played two Tests for New Zealand in the 1950s.

Colquhoun was a lower-order right-handed batsman and a useful wicketkeeper who came late to first-class cricket, not making his debut for Central Districts until he was 29. A year later, he was in the New Zealand Test team for the two matches against Len Hutton's 1954-55 England team, fresh from retaining the Ashes. England won both matches fairly comfortably and in the second, at Auckland, New Zealand were dismissed for 26, which remains the lowest-ever total by a Test match side.

Colquhoun's own distinction in this second match was to be dismissed first ball in each innings by Bob Appleyard; each time, Alex Moir, who also failed to score in either innings, prevented the hat-trick.

Colquhoun continued to keep wicket for Central Districts until 1963-64, when he retired. He was a teacher at Palmerston North Boys' High School, and also a rugby triallist for the All Blacks.

Colquhoun also played for Manawatu in the Hawke Cup.

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