Sarah Collyer

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Sarah Collyer
Personal information
Full name Sarah Victoria Collyer
Born (1980-10-03) 3 October 1980 (age 37)
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut 6 August 1998 v Australia
Last Test 22 February 2003 v Australia
ODI debut 12 July 1998 v Australia
Last ODI 7 February 2003 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1995–7 Lancashire and Cheshire
1998–2000, 2005 Cheshire
2001–2 Somerset
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 7 25
Runs scored 155 277
Batting average 17.22 16.29
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 37 39
Balls bowled 1,276 1,187
Wickets 8 24
Bowling average 50.62 29.33
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/17 5/32
Catches/stumpings 4/– 5/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 December 2014

Sarah Victoria Collyer (born 3 October 1980) is an English cricketer who appeared for the England women's cricket team on 32 occasions between 1998 and 2003. An all-rounder, she made her debut for England in a Women's One Day International cricket match against Australia in July 1998.[1] She was a medium-paced swing bowler, and made her international debut at the age of 17,[1] having been playing county cricket since July 1995.[2] A month after her ODI debut, she made her first Test match appearance, taking one wicket against Australia.[3] Her first wicket came in her sixth match, against India in July 1999.[4] Her best performance for England came during the 2000 Women's Cricket World Cup, when she took five wickets against the Netherlands,[1] though they were considered weak opposition for England.[5] Two years later, she and Kathryn Leng were removed from the side, and stripped of their National Lottery funding, when they went on "an unauthorised holiday to Tenerife".[1][6] During the English winter of 2002–3, she played domestic cricket in Australia for Western Australia. She returned to the England team in early 2003, but after a back problem forced her to undergo surgery, she did not play for England again. Her final international appearance was a Test match against Australia in late February 2003.[1] She played domestic cricket for Cheshire in 2005.[2] She completed her career with 24 wickets in ODI cricket at an average of 29.33, and 8 wickets in Test cricket at 50.62. She scored a century in domestic cricket for Cheshire, against Hampshire in 1998.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Player profile: Sarah Collyer". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Women's limited overs matches played by Sarah Collyer (90)". CricketArchive. 
  3. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / SV Collyer / Women's Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / SV Collyer / Women's One-Day Internationals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  5. ^ McConnell, Lynn (30 November 2000). "England makes the most of chance to prepare". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Aldred, Tanya (7 July 2002). "A woman's place: obscurity, hard work, no reward". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 
  7. ^ "Cheshire Women v Hampshire Women: Women's County Championship 1998 (Division Three)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 December 2014.