He was a specialist’s wicketkeeper-batsman who played in the lower middle order. Ian Colqhoun was a right-handed batsman-wicketkeeper, came late to first-class cricket, not making his debut for Central Districts until he was 29. He was a school teacher and taught at Palmerston North Boys’ High School for 36 years.
Former New Zealand Test Wicket Keeper Ian Colquhoun died on 26 February 2005 at the age of 80. He played two Tests against England in 1954-55. He was also a Black Caps selector and had a trial for the All Blacks rugby union team. Colquhoun also played in the famous Test Match against England when Kiwis were bowled out for a world record of 26 to lose by an inning.
His own distinction was dismissed on pair in that second test match was to be dismissed first ball in each innings by Bob Appleyard. Kiwis lost both the matches against Len Hutton’s England side. The second Test at Auckland saw Colquhoun’s brief Test come to an end without any notable performance.
Ian Alexander Colquhoun was born on 8 June 1924 at Wellington. He has died at his home near Wellington. When he was watching the third one day international between New Zealand and Australia. In his brief Test Career, Ian Colquhoun played 2 Tests for New Zealand and scores only 1 run with 4 catches.
Moreover, in the first-class career spanned from 1953-54 till 1963-64. He played 57 matches scoring 768 runs at an average of 14.76 with the highest score of 44 not out. He was a specialist wicketkeeper who held 108 catches and 28 stumpings.