Colin Ingram

Colin Alexander Ingram (born 3 July 1985) is a South African cricketer who currently plays for Glamorgan. He represented South Africa in One Day (ODI) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) between 2010 and 2013, scoring a century on his ODI debut against Zimbabwe.

Colin Ingram
Personal information
Full nameCol Alexander Ingram
Born (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 35)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
BowlingRight arm leg spin
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 99)15 October 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI1 November 2013 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.41
T20I debut (cap 46)8 October 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I30 March 2012 v India
T20I shirt no.41
Domestic team information
2004/05–2005/06Free State
2005/06–2008/09Eastern Province
2011Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 67)
2017/18–2018/19Adelaide Strikers
2018–2019, 2021-Karachi Kings
2018Trinbago Knight Riders
2018Boost Defenders
2018Kabul Zwanan
2019Delhi Capitals (squad no. 67)
2019St Lucia Zouks
2020Islamabad United (squad no. 38)
2020/21–presentHobart Hurricanes (squad no. 41)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 31 9 111 186
Runs scored 843 210 6,641 7,584
Batting average 32.42 26.25 37.30 47.40
100s/50s 3/3 0/1 14/30 18/48
Top score 124 78 190 142
Balls bowled 6 3,516 1,482
Wickets 0 50 40
Bowling average 42.64 33.62
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/16 4/39
Catches/stumpings 12/– 2/– 75/0 65/0
Source: CricketArchive, 20 July 2018

Early lifeEdit

Ingram was born in Port Elizabeth. He attended Woodridge College in the Eastern Cape where he was their star cricketer in his years there.[citation needed] He played for the college for five years, captaining the side for three of them. He made his school First XI debut at the age of 14 and continued to play at this level throughout the rest of his high school career. He played provincial cricket for the Eastern Province team and was also selected for the South African schools team.

Ingram accepted a scholarship to study at the University of the Free State in 2004. He enjoyed a successful stint in the university team before leaving to return to the Eastern Cape.

First class, domestic & club cricketEdit

Ingram struggled for a batting spot in the Eastern Province originally, but soon after he gained experience from both County Cricket, and some playing time for Eastern Province, his skills increased with each innings played.

Ingram is among the brightest talent produced by the Eastern Cape in recent years.[citation needed][when?] In a region of South Africa that has often seen its budding stars bloom fully elsewhere, Ingram has remained true to his roots and stayed with the Warriors. He brings a bracing brand of aggression to opening the batting, and he took his game to the next level when he scored 85 off 111 balls to guide South Africa A to victory over Pakistan A in Colombo in the first match of a triangular series that also involved Sri Lanka A.[1]

It was announced on 21 November 2014 that Ingram had signed a three-year contract with Glamorgan as a Kolpak player subject to clearance from Cricket South Africa, the ECB and him obtaining a visa.[2] He had a very successful one day season with Glamorgan in 2015 scoring 405 runs in 8 matches at an average of 81 including three centuries and one 50.[3] His Championship season was steady rather than spectacular as he scored 931 runs at 37.24 with two centuries and four 50s.[4]


Ingram played for the Chevrolet Warriors in South African domestic cricket and he was previously captain of this team. He participated in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, scoring well and assisting his team to reach the final. During the 2015 One Day Cup he almost took Warriors to the final in Cape Town against Cape Cobras, but they were beaten on the net run-rate by the Titans. He scored 93, 106 not out and 90 not out consecutively. The 90 was made in a thrilling South African domestic one day record-breaking run chase against Lions in a match that was played in Buffalo Park, East London.

Twenty20 LeaguesEdit

As well as playing for Warriors and Glamorgan, Ingram has had some success in Twenty20 leagues, having appeared in the IPL, Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League and Afghanistan Premier League.[5] He is the first captain to win the Bat Toss conducted by Mathew Hayden for Adelaide Strikers against Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

In September 2018, he was named in Kabul's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[6] In December 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[7][8] On 24 February 2019, he became the first player of the team Karachi Kings to score a century, as well as the highest individual scorer in Pakistan Super League at that time.[9][10]

In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Belfast Titans in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[11][12] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[13] He was released by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[14] Ahead of the 2020 PSL Draft, he was released by Karachi Kings, he played for two years with the franchise.[15] In December 2019, he was drafted by Islamabad United as second pick of the Platinum Category round at the 2020 PSL draft.[16] In July 2020, he was named in the St Lucia Zouks squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.[17][18] However, Ingram was one of five South African cricketers to miss the tournament, after failing to confirm travel arrangements in due time.[19]

In October 2020, he was drafted by the Galle Gladiators for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League.[20]

International careerEdit

Ingram made his Twenty20 International debut against Zimbabwe during Zimbabwe's tour of South Africa in 2010, playing in both matches. He didn't bat for long, scoring a total of 15 runs in the two-match series (3 & 12) as South Africa registered victories in both matches. He made his mark on his ODI debut in the ODI series against Zimbabwe that followed by scoring a century (124), only the sixth person to score a century on debut and the first South African ever to achieve this honour.


  1. ^ Cric Info
  2. ^ "Ingram takes Kolpak route to Glamorgan". Cricinfo. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Averages - English One Day - Cricket". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Averages - County Championship Division Two - Cricket". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Why isn't Colin Ingram being picked in all the T20 leagues?". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ "IPL 2019 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  8. ^ "IPL 2019 Auction: Who got whom". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  9. ^ "15th Match (N), Pakistan Super League at Sharjah, Feb 24 2019". ESPNcricinfo. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  10. ^ Karachi Kings [@KarachiKingsARY] (24 February 2019). "What a #DeDhanaDhan inning by #King #ColinIngram 😍 He set a record of the Highest Score ever made in the history of #HBLPSL by any player 👑 #Sharjah @CAIngram41" (Tweet). Retrieved 24 February 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  15. ^ "HBL PSL 2020: Complete list of players retained and released by the six sides". Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  16. ^ "PSL 2020: What the six teams look like". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Nabi, Lamichhane, Dunk earn big in CPL 2020 draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  18. ^ "Teams Selected for Hero CPL 2020". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Five South Africans to miss CPL after failing to confirm travel arrangements". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  20. ^ "Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi among big names taken at LPL draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2020.

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