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Corey Dalanelo Collymore (born 21 December 1977) is a former Barbadian cricketer, who represented the West Indies team in both Tests and ODIs cricket as seam bowler.

Corey Collymore
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Personal information
Full nameCorey Dalanelo Collymore
Born (1977-12-21) 21 December 1977 (age 41)
Boscobelle, Saint Peter, Barbados
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 230)3 April 1999 v Australia
Last Test15 June 2007 v England
ODI debut (cap 96)11 September 1999 v India
Last ODI21 April 2007 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1998–2009Barbados
2003Warwickshire
2008–2011Sussex
present-Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 30 84 134 131
Runs scored 197 104 819 151
Batting average 7.88 5.77 8.02 6.04
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 16* 13* 23 13*
Balls bowled 6,337 4,074 22,970 6,139
Wickets 93 83 406 139
Bowling average 32.30 35.22 26.39 31.46
5 wickets in innings 4 1 12 2
10 wickets in match 1 0 2 0
Best bowling 7/57 5/51 7/57 5/27
Catches/stumpings 6/– 12/– 45/– 20/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 August 2017

He has not played any form of cricket since 2014.

International careerEdit

In a side that so often chopped and changed he became one of their most experienced bowlers. His knowledge of putting the ball in the right place and his high work rate are qualities that have been highly sought after in the current West Indian team. He often shares the new ball with youngsters like his childhood friend Fidel Edwards.

Since 1999 he has been in and out of the team due to both form and injury. His main injury complaint has been stress fractures. At the end of the West Indies' tour of England in 2000 many had written him off as he again broke down.

A determined man, he came back strongly and was part of the West Indies' World Cup campaign in 2003. He was recalled to the Test team where they hosted the Sri Lankans. After five wickets in the first Test, his career defining innings would come in the second. He led the charge to a seven wicket victory with 7 for 57.

His matured approach and accuracy with the ball was shown during India's tour of the West Indies in 2006. Collymore would finish with an economy rate of 2.33, a class above the more erratic younger bowlers. Corey used to bowl around the 90 mph mark but due to a back injury he had to remodel his bowling action to what it is.

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