Peter George (cricketer)
|Full name||Peter Robert George|
|Born||16 October 1986|
Woodville, Adelaide, Australia
|Height||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Only Test (cap 416)||8 October 2010 v India|
|Domestic team information|
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
- Queensland Bulls player profile
- Brettig, Daniel (9 October 2010). "Indian debut for 'McGrath with outswing'". The Age. Retrieved 9 October 2010.
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- "Cricketer Peter George serves the Lord through cricket". christiantoday.com.au. Christian Today. Retrieved 17 July 2019.