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 35)
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Nickname Two-metre Peter
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relations RW Fulton (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 231) 9 March 2006 v West Indies
Last Test 18 February 2014 v India
ODI debut (cap 139) 2 November 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 13 February 2009 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–present Canterbury
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 22 49 131 144
Runs scored 966 1,334 8,554 4,367
Batting average 26.83 32.53 40.34 34.93
100s/50s 2/5 1/8 14/52 3/32
Top score 136 112 301* 115*
Balls bowled 727 18
Wickets 11 0
Bowling average 40.45
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/49
Catches/stumpings 24/– 18/– 106/– 60/–
Source: CricketArchive;, 26 February 2014

Peter Gordon Fulton (born 1 February 1979) is a New Zealand cricketer who represents Canterbury at domestic level and has also represented New Zealand.[1]

Peter Fulton comes from a family of cricketers with his Uncle RW Fulton captaining and playing for Canterbury and Northern Districts, his brothers John, Tim & David, and cousins Sam & Ben all playing cricket throughout secondary school together and junior representative cricket for Canterbury.

Peter Fulton, a tall middle-order batsman nicknamed "Two-Metre Peter", initially made his mark on first-class cricket by scoring 301 not out against Auckland at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch in 2003, which is the highest maiden first-class century by any New Zealand batsman. His 9½ hour innings, against an attack containing the Test bowlers Heath Davis and Brooke Walker, contained 45 fours and three sixes. The following 2004 first-class season he scored consistently, making 728 runs at 42.82, including two more centuries, and - after a consistent tour of South Africa with New Zealand A - was called up to New Zealand's one-day squad for the tour of Bangladesh in November 2004. He played one match there, but it was another 12 months before he featured again. Another career highlight was when he scored 112 against in Napier, New Zealand, on 8 January 2006. In the same series he also scored two half-centuries. In March 2006, he made his Test debut against the West Indies. He added 75 in his second match, as New Zealand took an unbeatable lead over the West Indies. In the 2007 Cricket World Cup Fulton was New Zealand's top scorer three times, including a 62 against Australia. He finished with a run tally of 297 at 37.12.[2]

In March 2013 during the third test of the England's cricket tour of New Zealand he made his first International Test century when he made 136.[3] His second International Test century came in the second innings when he made 110.[4] In doing so, he became the fourth New Zealander to score a hundred in both innings of a test match, and the 71st instance and 60th player to achieve the feat in Test cricket.[5]

In May 2013 on the second day of the 1st Test against England, he became the 300th Test wicket for bowler James Anderson.[6]

He is known as Two-metre Peter because of his height.


  1. ^ "Peter Fulton: BlackCaps 64Profile". BlackCaps. 28 Mar 2013. Retrieved 28 Mar 2013. 
  2. ^ "Peter Fulton: ESPN CricInfo". ESPN CricInfo. 28 Mar 2013. Retrieved 26 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ "Peter Fulton heaps pain on England in the third test". Daily Mail. 24 Mar 2013. Retrieved 24 Mar 2013. 
  4. ^ Alderson, Andrew (26 Mar 2013). "Cricket: Peter Fulton - The unlikely hero". NZ Herald. Retrieved 26 Mar 2013. 
  5. ^ "Records: Hundreds in each innings of a test match". ESPN CricInfo. 28 Mar 2013. Retrieved 27 Mar 2013. 
  6. ^ "James Anderson takes 300th Test wicket for England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 

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