Paul Collingwood

Paul Collingwood

Shirt Number 70
Squad number: 5
Durham Representative No.: 40
Role: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium
Paul Collingwood

Brief bio

Twitter - @Colly62
Date of birth - 26 May 1976 Shotley Bridge, County Durham
Durham First Class Debut - May 1996 v Northamptonshire (h)

Paul Collingwood enjoyed a wonderful season in 2014 and was deservedly crowned as the club's double player of the year.

The experienced all-rounder overtook Dale Benkenstein to become Durham's highest run-maker, passing the landmark during the victory over Middlesex at Lord's. He finished the summer just short of 1,000 first class runs, including centuries against Durham MCCU, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

Collingwood also averaged over 50 during Durham's successful Royal London One-Day Cup campaign and chipped in with 14 vital wickets. Such good form prompted Collingwood to reverse his decision to retire and he signed a new one year contract at Emirates Durham ICG in August.

At the club's end of season awards dinner, Durham's skipper proved that he is still an integral part of the team as he was named as the player of the year and the player's player of the year.

A three-time Ashes winner who guided his nation to the ICC World Twenty20 title in 2010, Collingwood ended his illustrious international career a year later.

He has since kept himself in peak physical shape and remains a consistent scorer of runs, a superb fielder and a fine example to the next generation of players at the club.

First Class Highest Score - 190 (v Sri Lanka, 2002)
List A Highest Score - 118* (v Nottinghamshire, 2002)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 62 (v Worcestershire, 2014)

Best First Class Bowling Figures - 5-52 (v Somerset, 2005)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 4-16 (v Glamorgan, 2014)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures -  5-6 (v Northamptonshire, 2011)

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