The former Australian Cricket team fast bowler, Collin Guest, passed away on December 8 (Saturday), at the 81 years. Meanwhile, Guest, who has 222 caps for Australia, represented the Baggy Greens in one Test against England in Sydney in 1963.
Although Collins went wicketless in the single Test he played, he was pretty successful in first-class cricket. Collin Guest had 115 wickets from 36 games at a healthy average.
Born in Victoria, he spent most of his career playing for them, before moving to Western AThe former Australian Cricket team fast bowler, Collin Guest, passed away on December 8 (Saturday), at the 81 years. ustralia in his final season in 1966-67. He went on to coach Western Australia as well. Collin Guest played 27 matches for Victoria between 1958-59 and 1963-64, during which he picked up 95 wickets at an average of 24.38 and scored 571 runs. On five occasions did Guest took five wickets or more in an innings.
We are saddened today by the passing of Colin Guest, former MCC, Victorian and Australian cricketer. His career is outlined here, in an excerpt from an MCC Library book on MCC Test players.
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“Colin made a significant contribution to our domestic game, both as a player and a coach. His patience was rewarded after debuting for Australia in the Ashes in 1963,” said Kevin Roberts, Cricket Australia CEO. “Colin was selected after he took his best match figures (7/95 and 10/134) for Victoria against Western Australia in Melbourne and replaced Ken Mackay in the Test side.
“Colin is to be commended for his coaching influence in Western Australia. He had a particular passion and drive for inspiring juniors in the game. On behalf of the Board and staff at Cricket Australia, we sincerely acknowledge Colin for his contribution to Australia’s favourite sport.
He will be sadly missed, and our thoughts are with his family, friends and all those who crossed paths with him in the cricketing community at this time,” he added.