Collis King was Glamorgan`s overseas player when they played Middlesex in the final of the Gillette Cup at Lord`s during September 1977.
The Bajan all-rounder had made his Test debut the previous summer during the West Indies tour of England, and struck an impressive 163 in their match against Northamptonshire. After joining Glamorgan in 1977, Collis was hampered by a series of niggling injuries, but when fit he proved to be a useful acquisition, especially in the one-day games where he played some useful innings and delivered some accurate spells as the Welsh county reached their first-ever one-day final at Lord’s.
Collis played World Series Cricket between 1977 and 1979, and also went on the `rebel` West Indian tours to South Africa in 1982/83 and 1983/84. He also played for Worcestershire between 1983 and 1986, and had a successful career as a professional in League cricket in Northern England.
KING, Collis Llewellyn
Born – Christ Church, Barbados, 11th June 1951.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 78 v Surrey at Sophia Gardens, 1977; 4/31 v Worcestershire at New Road, 1977.
In List A cricket – 66 v Essex at Aberystwyth, 1977; 2/17 v Derbyshire at Ilkeston, 1977.