Peter Close

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Peter Close
Personal information
Full name Peter Alwen Close
Born (1943-06-01) 1 June 1943 (age 74)
Murree, Punjab Province,
then India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1964–1965 Cambridge University
1963–1966 Dorset
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 15
Runs scored 344
Batting average 13.76
100s/50s –/1
Top score 54
Balls bowled 78
Wickets 1
Bowling average 44.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/6
Catches/stumpings 14/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 September 2011

Peter Alwen Close (born 1 June 1943) is a former English cricketer. Close was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Murree, Punjab Province, in the British Raj (today in Pakistan). He was educated at Haileybury and Imperial Service College in England.

While studying at Cambridge University, Close made his first-class debut for Cambridge University Cricket Club against Glamorgan in 1964. He made fourteen further first-class appearances for the university, the last of which came against Oxford University in 1965.[1] In his fifteen first-class matches, he scored 344 runs at an average of 13.76, with a high score of 54.[2] This score, which was his only first-class fifty, came against Glamorgan in 1965.[3]

Close also played Minor counties cricket for Dorset, making his debut for the county in the 1963 Minor Counties Championship against Wiltshire. He played Minor counties cricket for Dorset from 1963 to 1966, making 29 Minor Counties Championship appearances.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Peter Close". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Peter Close". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Glamorgan v Cambridge University, 1965". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Peter Close". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

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