Colin Ingram has been Glamorgan’s most successful overseas batsman of the 21st century, scoring ten hundred in white-ball cricket, as well as three in red-ball games, including a monumental and match-saving innings of 155* during a stand of 226 in 83.1 overs with Chris Cooke against Nottinghamshire at The SSE SWALEC in 2017 with the pair batting throughout the final day to save the game.
However, it is for more explosive and boundary-laden innings in white-ball games which Colin has become famed. In 2015, his first season with the Welsh county, the former South African international struck three List A hundreds, reaching three figures against Kent and Essex at Cardiff, as well as against Middlesex at Lord’s.
In 2016 the left-hander struck his maiden T20 hundred against the Essex Eagles at Chelmsford, whilst his accurate leg-spin was also used to good effect with Colin taking a career-best 4/32 in the quarter-final against the Yorkshire Vikings. 2017 also saw Colin score five hundreds in white-ball cricket for Glamorgan, including a record-breaking 46-ball hundred against the Sussex Sharks in the T20 game at Arundel as well as 114 against Essex at Chelmsford.
In addition, Colin posted hundreds in the List A games against Essex at Cardiff, Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl and Kent at Swansea during 2017, and in each case, his boundary-laden innings helped to lay the foundations for Glamorgan victories. In all, he struck a total of 59 sixes in white-ball games during 2017, many in an arc between square-leg and long-on, with his muscular efforts helping the Club reach Finals Day at Edgbaston.
A knee injury has prevented Colin from regularly playing any first-class cricket since 2017,. During 2018 and 2019 he was Glamorgan’s captain in T20 cricket, whilst in 2021 he made his debut in The Hundred for the Oval Invincibles.
INGRAM, Colin Alexander
Born – Port Elizabeth, 3rd July 1985
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 155* v Nottinghamshire at The SSE SWALEC, 2017; 3/90 v Essex at Chelmsford, 2015.
In List A cricket – 142 v Essex at The SSE SWALEC, 2017; 4/39 v Middlesex at Radlett, 2017.
In T20 cricket – 114 v Essex at Chelmsford, 2017; 4/32 v Yorkshire at The SSE SWALEC, 2016.