All these years it's being worrying me, the £2-15-6 I once got for scoring 50. I might owe Her Majesty a few shillings.
Actually, I made that up. The only collection I ever remember getting was when I joined Newton Heath in 1982, by which time our currency was decimal. We had a pro called Syl(vester) Oliver and the locals used to turn out in force to watch him bat. They also left immediately he was out, so the timing of your fifty was everything. I picked up enough to buy a round of drinks, with a little bit to spare.
To stand at the other end and watch Syl bat was an education and a privilege. There's a tribute to his memory at Todmorden CC, his first English club. (Bottom of first board.) Interesting list of professionals down the years.
At our more modest level, there used to be a custom of 'buying a jug' when you got 50, which was several pints. Then those who got out in their 40s got fined for 'jug avoidance'. One particularly boozy night it got down to about 10 runs, I seem to remember, in those carefree pre-breathalyser days, when the away team stayed most of the evening too.