|Full name||Peter Rudolph Carlstein|
28 October 1938 |
Klerksdorp, South Africa
|Bowling style||Leg spin|
|Test debut||28 February 1958 v Australia|
|Last Test||24 January 1964 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|1954–1958||Orange Free State|
|Source: Cricket Archive, 23 December 2010|
He made his Test debut in the Fifth Test against Australia in 1957-58, scoring 32 in the first innings batting at number eight. He played all five Tests in England in 1960 but scored only 119 runs, making his top Test score of 42 in the Fifth Test at The Oval. He played in the First and Fourth Tests in Australia in 1963-64, making 37 in the Fourth Test in Adelaide, which South Africa won. While the team was in New Zealand in late February 1964, he received the news that his wife and three children had died in a motor accident.
His first-class career extended from 1954–55, when he was 16, to 1979-80, when he was 41. His highest score was 229 for Transvaal against the International Cavaliers in 1962-63, which was also his most successful season, with 852 runs at 71.00 including two other centuries. He was Rhodesian Player of the Year 1967-68.
- Trevor Goddard, Caught in the Deep, Vision Media, East London, 1988, p. 18.
- Wally Grout, My Country's Keeper, Pelham, London, 1965, p. 110.