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Title: Paul Collingwood
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 13, 2018, 10:09:17 AM
The end of a career for another legend.
Paul Collingwood has announced he will retire from all cricket at the end of the season

The first player to take 6 wickets and score a hundred in the same ODI
3 Ashes wins
Captained England to their world T20 win
10 Test hundreds with a best of 206

Happy retirement Colly, thanks for the memories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45502164 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45502164)
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: Kulli on September 13, 2018, 10:13:09 AM
Next Scotland coach I wonder. Bradburn has just left and Colly has been involved before.
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: ppccopener on September 13, 2018, 10:16:29 AM
for those who like stats , and there are a few, averaged over 40 in test cricket
like Cook made the most of his ability and was a fighter

I do not fear correction from this powerful forum when I say England fans would have him back in todays test side by giving their right arm away.

Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: Buzz on September 13, 2018, 12:12:33 PM
Bobby Moore, Martin Johnson, Paul Collingwood.

Says it all. Absolute hero.
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: Buzz on September 13, 2018, 12:14:04 PM
for those who like stats , and there are a few, averaged over 40 in test cricket
like Cook made the most of his ability and was a fighter

I do not fear correction from this powerful forum when I say England fans would have him back in todays test side by giving their right arm away.
Interesting point this. It would be a struggle to fit him in our insane middle order! He would have to bat 3.
And would probably do it well enough.
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: hammersjr on September 13, 2018, 04:10:48 PM
Solid dependable player, would do anything for the team. Average of 40, absolute gun in the field and got enough players out with his ‘medium’ pace.
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: ppccopener on September 13, 2018, 04:29:55 PM
the blocathon against south Africa and at Cardiff...which never gets mentioned because it was Anderson and Panesar getting Ponting's blood going......live long in the memory

plus the catch off hayden in the one dayers

where he might bat in todays team is an interesting question posed by Buzz, leg sided technique but still managed a healthy average...

if your best technically correct players bat top 4 he's not in, for attitude and determination he is..

either way, a very very good all rounder cricketer
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: Duck Duck Mongoose on September 13, 2018, 06:06:01 PM
My absolute cricketing hero.

Agree with previous comments - would have loved to have seen him still playing for England, he'd have found a way to get by just on sheer force of will
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: Duck Duck Mongoose on September 13, 2018, 06:08:39 PM
Next Scotland coach I wonder. Bradburn has just left and Colly has been involved before.

I hope we get him in at Durham although I fear England may come knocking after not too long
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on September 13, 2018, 09:35:48 PM
Interesting point this. It would be a struggle to fit him in our insane middle order! He would have to bat 3.
And would probably do it well enough.


Umm he avg’d 40+ .. better than anyone in our ‘world class’ middle order.. why would he struggle to get in?? Literally exactly what this rather gun ho England side need.....
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: Duck Duck Mongoose on September 16, 2018, 06:57:17 PM
I hope we get him in at Durham although I fear England may come knocking after not too long

Actually I take that back, no one at the ECB would have the sense to appoint him
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: SAFC2403 on September 24, 2018, 09:18:41 AM
Absolute top class player and still to be playing at his age shows his fitness and dedication - Durham will absolutely miss him.

Hope he comes back to Durham as a coach of some description but think FTECB might come calling.

Also a massive Sunderland fan so all the better for me!!
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: ppccopener on September 24, 2018, 09:26:53 AM
the ECB would be mad and stupid not to offer him a coaching job right now
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: Manormanic on September 24, 2018, 09:43:48 AM
Collingwood sealed legend status before he had played a test in this country - when asked what he brought to the side for the Oval test in 2005 he replied "a little bit of ginger".  :)
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: ScottParko on September 24, 2018, 10:32:57 AM
Marcus North is to oversee a coaching overhaul at Durham which actually just means they will appoint a batting coach to work alongside Jon Lewis. If they offer Collingwood that role I would genuinely take that as an insult on his behalf. If he doesn’t get the main job at Durham I suspect he will become a permanent part of the England set up.
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: SD on September 24, 2018, 08:13:58 PM
Why are Durham even remotely interested in Marcus North's thoughts on their coaching set up?
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: six and out on September 24, 2018, 08:27:48 PM
Why are Durham even remotely interested in Marcus North's thoughts on their coaching set up?

Because he's the new Director of Cricket at Durham
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: SD on September 24, 2018, 08:39:47 PM
I meant why have they recruited him
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: ScottParko on September 24, 2018, 10:14:26 PM
He’s been sniffing about for a while, done a lot recently for South Northumberland CC as CE or something like that. So I’m expecting more Durham games at the Gosforth ground that isn’t in Durham and is just hard to get to as CLS.
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: SAFC2403 on October 01, 2018, 09:00:25 PM
He’s been sniffing about for a while, done a lot recently for South Northumberland CC as CE or something like that. So I’m expecting more Durham games at the Gosforth ground that isn’t in Durham and is just hard to get to as CLS.

No way should games go there - its not even in Durham FFS
Title: Re: Paul Collingwood
Post by: Duck Duck Mongoose on October 02, 2018, 06:03:19 PM
It's a nice ground to be fair, although I would prefer to see them at the Racecourse