Peter George (cricketer)
|Full name||Peter Robert George|
16 October 1986 |
Woodville, Adelaide, Australia
|Height||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Only Test (cap 416)||8 October 2010 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 10 June 2014|
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 Southern Redbacks.
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. George is currently playing for Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club as the overseas pro.
George was called into the Australian Test squad midway through the early 2010 tour of New Zealand as an emergency replacement after a series of injuries to Australian pacemen, but did not enter the on-field team. He then toured England in July but was not used in the neutral-venue two-Test series against Pakistan. George was in the squad for the two-Test tour of India and made his debut in the Second Test in Bangalore, after Doug Bollinger injured himself in the First Test.