Peter Carlstein

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Peter Carlstein
Personal information
Full name Peter Rudolph Carlstein
Born (1938-10-28) 28 October 1938 (age 78)
Klerksdorp, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Leg spin
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut 28 February 1958 v Australia
Last Test 24 January 1964 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1954–1958 Orange Free State
1958–1972 Transvaal
1964–1967 Natal
1967–1980 Rhodesia
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA
Matches 8 148 14
Runs scored 190 7554 369
Batting average 14.61 31.60 36.90
100s/50s 0 9/46 1/0
Top score 42 229 167*
Balls bowled 788
Wickets 9
Bowling average 53.33
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3–37
Catches/stumpings 3/0 82/0 0/0
Source: Cricket Archive, 23 December 2010

Peter Rudolph Carlstein (born 28 October 1938 in Klerksdorp, Transvaal) is a former South African cricketer who played as a middle-order batsman in eight Tests from 1958 to 1964.

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.[1]

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.

According to Wally Grout, Carlstein was "a descendant of a European royal family".[2]


  1. ^ Trevor Goddard, Caught in the Deep, Vision Media, East London, 1988, p. 18.
  2. ^ Wally Grout, My Country's Keeper, Pelham, London, 1965, p. 110.

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