Peter Forrest

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Peter Forrest
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Personal information
Full name Peter James Forrest
Born (1985-11-15) 15 November 1985 (age 31)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Foz
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Batting Right-hand
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Batsmen
International information
National side
ODI debut 12 February 2012 v India
Last ODI 10 July 2012 v England
ODI shirt no. 66
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–11 New South Wales
2011– Queensland
2012– Brisbane Heat
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC List A T20
Matches 15 69 53 25
Runs scored 368 3,836 1,273 392
Batting average 26.28 35.19 28.28 20.63
100s/50s 1/3 10/14 1/8 0/2
Top score 104 177 104 62
Balls bowled 105 12 0
Wickets 1 0
Bowling average 82.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling - 1/7
Catches/stumpings 4/– 69/– 24/– 17/–
Source:, 3 January 2014

Peter James Forrest (born 15 November 1985, in Windsor, New South Wales) is a professional Australian cricketer who currently plays for the Queensland Bulls. He also played 15 ODIs for Australian cricket team in 2012.

Domestic career[edit]

With a rookie contract in the 2006-07 season, Forrest made his first-class debut for New South Wales against Queensland on 1 March 2007. In this match he scored an impressive 40 in the first innings and remained unbeaten on 5 in the second innings. After solid performances in early Pura Cup games, outstanding results in the Cricket Australia Cup and notable consistency for Hawkesbury in Grade Cricket, Forrest received his first full contract for New South Wales ahead of the 2007-08 season.[1]

Forrest made his List A debut against Western Australia on 12 October 2007, scoring 5 in a steep run chase.[2]

In November 2007, Forrest scored his first first-class century against Tasmania at the Sydney Cricket Ground, hitting 177 runs including 21 fours and two sixes.[3]

In February 2010 it was announced that Forrest would be the professional for Lancashire League side Nelson Cricket Club for the 2010 season.[4] Forrest moved from New South Wales to the Queensland Bulls from the 2011–12 Australian season.[5]

Peter Forrest has a tattoo of his mother's name, Vanda, on his right arm, in memory of her, after she died of cancer when he was 18 years old.[6] Contrary to recent popular belief, he has never been a Bondi lifesaver.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

In January 2012, Forrest was selected in the 14 man One Day International squad for Australia, to take part in the tri series against India and Sri Lanka.[7] This came after many impressive performances with both the Bulls and Brisbane's Big Bash League side the Brisbane Heat, which he captained for the majority of the tournament in injured skipper James Hopes' place.[8]

In February 2012, Peter Forrest made his ODI debut against Indian cricket team at the Adelaide Oval. In his debut innings he scored 66 runs of 83 balls.[9]
He hit his second ODI fifty against India on 19 February 2012 at the Gabba. He scored 52 runs off 71 balls before being dismissed by Irfan Pathan.[10]

He scored his first One Day international century against Sri Lanka at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on 24 February 2012.[11]

One Day International centuries[edit]

The following table illustrates a summary of the ODI centuries scored by Peter Forrest.

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out.
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of his career.
One Day International Centuries of Peter Forrest
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Season Result
1 104 4  Sri Lanka Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval 2012 lost


  1. ^ Blues sign Katich for five years. Cricinfo (7 June 2007). Retrieved 5 November 2007.
  2. ^ Western Australia v New South Wales. Cricinfo (10 December 2007). Retrieved 6 November 2007.
  3. ^ New South Wales v Tasmania Scorecard. Cricinfo (20 November 2007). Retrieved on 21 November 2007.
  4. ^ Nelson look to Forrest to fire Lancashire League (22 February 2010). Retrieved on 14 March 2010
  5. ^ "Peter Forrest moves to Queensland". Herald Sun. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Australia / Players / Peter Forrest". Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Peter Forrest promoted to Australian one-day squad". Courier Mail. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Peter Forrest shock selection for Australia's ODI squad for tri-series; Brad Haddin and Shaun Marsh left out". AAP. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Australia vs India - ODI Match 4, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, Sun, 12 Feb 2012". Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Australia vs India - ODI, Match 7, Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane, Australia, Sun, 19 Feb 2012". Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sri Lanka win thriller over Australia to go on top". Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Robin Peterson
Nelson Cricket Club professional
Succeeded by