Peter Fulton

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Peter Fulton
Fulton and Broom.jpg
Personal information
Full name Peter Gordon Fulton
Born (1979-02-01) 1 February 1979 (age 39)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Nickname Two-metre Peter
Height 1.98[1] m (6 ft 6 in)
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations Roddy Fulton (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 231) 9 March 2006 v West Indies
Last Test 8 June 2014 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 139) 2 November 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 13 February 2009 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 50
T20I debut (cap 18) 16 February 2006 v West Indies
Last T20I 21 December 2012 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2000–2017 Canterbury
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 23 49 12 180
Runs scored 967 1,334 127 5,204
Batting average 25.44 32.53 11.54 34.23
100s/50s 2/5 1/8 0/0 4/38
Top score 136 112 25 116*
Balls bowled 18
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 25/– 18/– 4/– 74/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 March 2017

Peter Gordon Fulton (born 1 February 1979) is a former New Zealand cricketer who represents Canterbury at domestic level and has also represented New Zealand. He comes from a well recognised cricketing family with his uncle Roddy Fulton playing and captaining both Canterbury, Northern Districts, and New Zealand A from 1972–1985. He retired from first-class cricket in April 2017.[2]

Domestic career[edit]

Fulton's career highlights include scoring 301 not out against Auckland at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch over 11/12 March 2003, which is the highest maiden first-class century by any New Zealand batsman. Another career highlight was when he scored 112 against Sri Lanka in Napier, New Zealand, on 8 January 2006. In the same series he also scored two half-centuries.

In the final of the 2016–17 Ford Trophy, Fulton scored the fastest century in a List A cricket match in New Zealand.[3]

International career[edit]

In March 2006, he made his Test debut against the West Indies.

In March 2013 he made his first International Test century playing against England, and scored his second Test hundred in the match's second innings. In doing so he became the fourth New Zealander to score a hundred in both innings of a Test match.[4]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries of Peter Fulton
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 136 13  England New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 2013 Drawn
2 110 13  England New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 2013 Drawn

One Day International centuries[edit]

ODI centuries of Peter Fulton
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 112 5  Sri Lanka New Zealand Napier, New Zealand McLean Park 2006 Lost

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown 31 December 2005 70* (79 balls: 7×4, 1×6)  New Zealand won by 7 wickets.[5]


  1. ^ Brenkley, Stephen. "Peter Fulton: Two-Metre Peter standing tall in his second coming as Test player". Independent. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Peter Fulton retires from first-class cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Fulton's record ton takes Canterbury to title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Alderson, Andrew (26 March 2013). "Cricket: Peter Fulton – The unlikely hero". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "2005-2006 New Zealand v Sri Lanka - 1st Match - Queenstown". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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