Peter George (cricketer)

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Peter George
Peter George bowling.jpg
Personal information
Full namePeter Robert George
Born (1986-10-16) 16 October 1986 (age 33)
Woodville, Adelaide, Australia
Height2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 416)8 October 2010 v India
Domestic team information
2008-2013South Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA
Matches 1 64 22
Runs scored 2 167 11
Batting average 1.00 3.63 5.50
100s/50s –/–
Top score 2 22 4*
Balls bowled 168 12,259 1164
Wickets 2 207 25
Bowling average 38.50 30.75 37.76
5 wickets in innings 5 1
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 2/48 8/84 5/39
Catches/stumpings 12/– 7/–
Source: CricInfo, 9 February 2016

Peter Robert George (born 16 October 1986, Woodville, South Australia) is an Australian Test cricketer. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, George plays his first-class cricket for the Queensland Bulls.[1]


George gained a rookie contract in 2005/06 but lost it the very next season. He regained a contract in the 2008/09 season. He made his Test cricket debut for Australia in the second Test against India at Bangalore.[2]

He is one of the tallest players in Australian domestic cricket with a height of 203 cm.

George progressed through the grades of the West Torrens DCC, and unlike many other Test Match players struggled to make an impact in junior grades. However, around the 2005/06 season, George started taking hauls of wickets in the A grade for the Western Eagles and soon won a place in the South Australian Shield Cricket team. He recently was honoured with the naming of the Ferguson-George Cricket Academy for promising young players in the West Torrens zone named after him and Southern Redbacks team-mate and fellow Australian Cricket Representative Callum Ferguson.

In 2014 George moved to Queensland on a rookie contract in the hope of more opportunity.[3] In the Matador Cup George capitalized on his chances, taking 11 wickets. Before the 2015/16 season, George was rewarded with a senior contract by the Bulls.[4]


George has been compared in style to former fast-bowler Glenn McGrath. His first class debut was for the Redbacks in November of the 2008/09 season. He took 4 for 56 against Tasmania in Hobart.

George holds the record for best bowling figures at Bellerive Oval with the figures 8 for 84.[5]

George was a member of the Australian Test touring squad in 2010, first being called in as an emergency replacement midway through the 2009-10 tour of New Zealand after a series of injuries to Australian pacemen, then joining the team for the 2010 series against Pakistan in England and the 2010-11 tour of India. He played his only Test in the Second Test against India in Bangalore, taking two wickets.

Personal life[edit]

His parents Rob and Gail were Physical Education teachers and met at teachers college. Peter George and his wife Susie, are Christians. They were at school together at Temple Christian College, Mile End and were together for three years before marrying, aged 21.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Queensland Bulls player profile
  2. ^ Brettig, Daniel (9 October 2010). "Indian debut for 'McGrath with outswing'". The Age. Retrieved 9 October 2010.
  3. ^ Peter George hopeful of playing Test cricket again as he starts afresh in Queensland
  5. ^ George Topples Moody's Bellerive record
  6. ^ "Cricketer Peter George serves the Lord through cricket". Christian Today. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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