Born 15 March 1947
Mosman, NSW

Representative honours

Australian Cricket Team

David John ‘The Fox’ Colley

A hard hitting batsman and fast-medium bowler, David Colley was an all-rounder who at the age of 15 was selected to play first grade cricket for Mosman, taking a hat-trick against Balmain.

With a powerhouse throwing arm, 'The Fox' debuted for NSW in 1969, aged 22. David scored one century for NSW during his career, and captained his state on four occasions. He is a member of an exclusive club of players who have taken over 200 wickets and scored more than 2000 runs in first class cricket. David was also a member of the NSW Baseball team in 1971/72.

Selected on the 1972 Ashes tour of England, David played three Tests for Australia, scoring a valuable 54 at Trent Bridge. He finished that tour with 32 first class wickets.

David continued playing first grade cricket with Mosman until 1983, finishing his career with over 600 wickets and 6000 runs - statistics which put David in the top five Mosman players of all time.

A distinguished television and radio cricket commentator for 25 years, David runs his own marketing and advertising company.