36 Facts About Paul Collingwood

1. Paul Collingwood died as a result of cancer on board the Ville de Paris, off Port Mahon as he sailed for England, on 7 March 1810.

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2. Paul Collingwood was occupied in important political and diplomatic transactions in the Mediterranean, in which he displayed tact and judgement.

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3. On 9 November 1805 Paul Collingwood was promoted Vice-Admiral of the Red and raised to the peerage as Baron Collingwood, of Caldburne and Hethpool in the County of Northumberland.

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4. Paul Collingwood continued to be actively employed in blockading the enemy until the peace of Amiens allowed him to return to England.

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5. At the beginning of 1799 Paul Collingwood was raised to the rank of Rear-Admiral and, hoisting his flag in the Triumph, joined the Channel Fleet and sailed to the Mediterranean where the principal naval forces of France and Spain were assembled.

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6. Paul Collingwood was born and brought up in Shotley Bridge, near Consett, County Durham, by parents David and Janet, [14] [16] along with his elder brother Peter, and was educated at Blackfyne Comprehensive School, now known as Consett Academy.

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7. Paul Collingwood was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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8. Paul Collingwood was born in England on a Wednesday, May 26, 1976.

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9. Paul Collingwood is known to be one of the best fielders in the world.

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10. Paul Collingwood was chosen as one of the five Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2007, alongside England teammate Monty Panesar.

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11. In November 2014, Paul Collingwood agreed to return in Scotland's coaching staff for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

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12. Paul Collingwood was ninth man out, edging Peter Siddle to gully, but final pair James Anderson and Monty Panesar blocked out the final 11½ overs of the match to secure an improbable draw.

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13. Paul Collingwood deputised as England wicket-keeper for an injured Matt Prior in the second home Test against the West Indies in May 2009; he enjoyed the experience and was generally successful, including effecting a catch from an edge by Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

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14. Paul Collingwood went on to captain the one-day side against India, where they won the 1st ODI but lost an entertaining 2nd ODI at Bristol by 9 runs.

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15. Paul Collingwood went on to make up for the dropped catches in the Second Test at Edgbaston, where he took five catches in two innings while playing his usual batting style as foil to Kevin Pietersen's 142 in the first innings.

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16. Paul Collingwood chose to support two charities through his benefit, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Cricket Foundation's "Chance to Shine" project, which encourages cricket coaching in state schools.

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17. Paul Collingwood made an immediate impression by taking the wicket of former England all-rounder David Capel with his first ball, and scoring 91 in his first innings.

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18. Paul Collingwood retired from first-class and List A cricket in September 2018.

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19. Paul Collingwood is England's most capped ODI cricketer and was, until passed by Ian Bell in 2015, the leading ODI run scorer.

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20. Paul Collingwood captained his county, Durham County Cricket Club for the final six seasons of his career.

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21. Paul Collingwood has been named as Limited Overs Consultant for England in September 2015.

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22. In early 2010, Paul Collingwood led the England Twenty20 team to the 2010 World Twenty20 championship.

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23. Paul Collingwood told his wife on the night before his century against South Africa that it was time to go.

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24. Paul Collingwood was fined £1000 during the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship when he visited a lap-dancing club prior to England's match with New Zealand.

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25. Paul Collingwood took his first Test wicket on 6 August 2006, trapping Faisal Iqbal leg before wicket for a golden duck in the Third Test at Headingley.

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26. Paul Collingwood kept his place for the first three Tests against Sri Lanka in the summer of 2006.

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27. Paul Collingwood justified his position in the team with a magnificent 134 not out in the first innings on 2 March 2006, his first Test century.

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28. In the 2006 New Year's Honours List, Paul Collingwood was awarded the MBE, together with other members of the England team, for his role in the successful Ashes victory.

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29. Paul Collingwood played in all seven matches of the 2002 NatWest Series against India and Sri Lanka, ending on the losing side in the final to India.

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30. At the end of the season Paul Collingwood was awarded the prestigious Jack Ryder Medal for the best player in the league, and was the first—and so far only—Richmond player to ever receive it.

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31. In the six English seasons from 2001, Paul Collingwood has exceeded a batting average of 40 four times and achieved a bowling average of less than 40 on three occasions.

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32. Paul Collingwood made his first–class debut against Northamptonshire in 1996, at Durham's Riverside Ground.

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33. Paul Collingwood signed for Durham, his local county cricket side, in 1995, playing first in List A one-day cricket.

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34. Paul Collingwood still makes regular visits to his old cricket club, ".

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35. Paul Collingwood was born and brought up in Shotley Bridge, near Consett, County Durham, by parents David and Janet, along with his elder brother Peter, and was educated at Blackfyne Comprehensive School, now known as Consett Academy.

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36. Paul Collingwood is a batting all-rounder, whose batting combines natural strokeplay with great tenacity.

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