Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie

Country: England
Born: September 15, 1933, Dartmouth, Devon
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Died: March 09, 2006 (aged 72y 175d)

Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Bio

Alexander Colin David Ingleby-Mackenzie, commonly known as Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, was an English cricketer who left an indelible mark on the sport during his playing career. Born on March 25, 1935, he was a left-handed batsman and an exceptional captain. Ingleby-Mackenzie was loved and respected by his teammates and opponents alike for his sunny disposition, infectious laughter, and unwavering dedication to the game.

Ingleby-Mackenzie’s cricketing journey began during his schooling years at Eton. He burst onto the scene at the tender age of 15 years and 10 months when he smashed a boundary through the covers to secure a victory for Eton against Harrow. This shot, executed with a full swing of both arms and bat, became his trademark stroke.

Recognizing his talent, Desmond Eagar, father of renowned photographer Patrick Eagar, provided invaluable encouragement to Ingleby-Mackenzie. He soon joined Hampshire, and under his captaincy, the team achieved unprecedented success. A valuable batsman capable of scoring at a fast pace, Ingleby-Mackenzie played a vital role in winning matches during declaration matches, which were prevalent at the time.

In 1961, Ingleby-Mackenzie led Hampshire to their first-ever Championship victory. The team, considered ‘unfashionable’ by many, proved their mettle thanks to the leadership, camaraderie, and skill of their skipper. Ingleby-Mackenzie’s popularity and infectious personality were instrumental in motivating and inspiring the Hampshire squad.

Playing alongside Hampshire’s legendary players like Roy Marshall, Jimmy Gray, and Henry Horton, Ingleby-Mackenzie mastered the art of the sporting declaration, orchestrating strategic bowling attacks composed of renowned talents such as Derek Shackleton, Butch White, and Vic Cannings. His charismatic and unconventional approach to the game made him a cherished member of touring sides all over the world.

Off the field, Ingleby-Mackenzie embraced a buoyant and indulgent lifestyle. He was a familiar face among the horseracing fraternity and developed life-long friendships with notable cricketers Denis Compton and Keith Miller. Later on, he embarked on a successful career in school-fees insurance, rising to prominence within the merchant banking group, Brown Shipley.

In addition to his significant contributions to cricket, Ingleby-Mackenzie served as President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) from 1996 to 1998. During his tenure, he made a pivotal decision to re-vote on the admission of women into the club after the initial vote failed on a technicality. His dedication to inclusivity and fairness earned him universal respect within the cricketing community.

Ingleby-Mackenzie’s involvement in cricket extended beyond the boundaries of the field. He became the chairman of the Country Gentlemen’s Association, showcasing his affinity for country living. In 2002, he assumed the presidency of Hampshire, always keen to support and foster the growth of the sport.

Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie passed away, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of cricket. His infectious personality, exceptional talent, and unwavering commitment to the game remain an inspiration to aspiring cricketers around the world. As the cricketing world mourns the loss of this extraordinary individual, his contributions will forever be remembered as part of the rich tapestry of English cricket.

Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Career Stats

Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 343 574 64 12421 132* 24.35 - - 11 - - - 205 1
List A 9 8 1 190 59* 27.14 - - 0 1 - - 7 2
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 343 - - 35 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 9 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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