Peter Martin (cricketer)

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Peter Martin
Personal information
Full name Peter James Martin
Born (1968-11-15) 15 November 1968 (age 45)
Accrington, Lancashire, England
Nickname Digger
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 571) 8 June 1995 v West Indies
Last Test 21 August 1997 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 131) 26 May 1995 v West Indies
Last ODI 25 October 1998 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1989–2004 Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 8 20 213 251
Runs scored 115 38 3,594 502
Batting average 8.84 6.33 19.42 13.21
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 2/7 0/0
Top score 29 6 133 35*
Balls bowled 1,452 1,048 36,700 11,539
Wickets 17 27 606 353
Bowling average 34.11 29.85 27.51 22.19
5 wickets in innings 0 0 17 6
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 4/60 4/44 8/32 5/16
Catches/stumpings 6/– 1/– 56/– 45/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 September 2009

Peter James Martin (born 15 November 1968) is an English former cricketer who played in 8 Tests and 20 ODIs for England from 1995 to 1998.

Nicknamed "Digger", Martin was primarily a fast-medium swing bowler. In county cricket, he played for Lancashire throughout his career.

In 1995, he was called up to the England squad for their ODI series against the West Indies, and he claimed figures of 4/44 on his debut. His success in that series earned him a place on the Test team to play the West Indies that year. He was named in the touring party for the England tour to South Africa later that year, and was also part of the England squad for the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

After 1996, he did not play many more matches for England with his last appearance coming in the 1998 ICC Knock Out tournament. He continued to play for Lancashire until his retirement from cricket in 2004.

As a batsman, Martin was capable of contributing runs from the lower order, and was competent enough to record two first-class centuries for Lancashire. By a statistical anomaly Martin topped the List A batting averages in 1996. He scored 78 runs in 12 innings, but was not out in 11 of these, so giving him a season's average of 78.00 despite a top score of just 35*.

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