Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Collin Ray Williams at the age of 60.
He passed on at his home in Bulawayo on Sunday, 24 April 2022, after losing his battle with cancer.
Williams, the father of Zimbabwe Test captain Sean Williams, was a talented cricketer in his own right.
He was a club cricketer in Bulawayo and was appointed Matabeleland captain for the Logan Cup campaign in 2001/02, at the age of 40, mainly as an experienced mentor for a young provincial team.
This he did well, although in five matches he only scored 81 runs, with a highest score of 27 – this was his only first-class experience.
Williams had a good strong influence on the career of Sean and two other sons, Michael McKillop and Matthew Williams, who also played for Matabeleland.
We, as the ZC Board, Management, Staff and Players, extend our deepest condolences to Sean and the entire Williams family on the loss of their beloved father and grandfather.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they come to terms with losing such a wonderful man.
May his soul rest in peace.