Peter Ingram

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Not to be confused with Peter Ingram (cricketer, born 1869).
Peter Ingram
Personal information
Full name Peter John Ingram
Born (1978-10-25) 25 October 1978 (age 38)
Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 245) 15 February 2010 v Bangladesh
Last Test 19 March 2010 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 158) 5 February 2010 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 19 August 2010 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 42) 3 February 2010 v Bangladesh
Last T20I 28 February 2010 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001–2011 Central Districts
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 2 8 3 72
Runs scored 61 193 22 4,711
Batting average 15.25 27.57 11.00 37.99
100s/50s –/– –/1 –/– 13/18
Top score 42 69 20* 247
Balls bowled 96
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/– 3/– 1/– 44/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 January 2011

Peter John Ingram (born 25 October 1978 in Hawera) is a cricket player from New Zealand, who plays for Central Districts. He is a right-handed batsman primarily, and is an occasional right arm off spin bowler.

His batting style is akin to Virender Sehwag, with minimal foot movement, and he has credited Sehwag to helping his batting improve.[1]

Early life[edit]

Whilst being a talented cricketer, Ingram was also considered to represent his hometown in rugby. However, he gave up rugby when he broke his jaw during a trial.[2]

Domestic career[edit]

Ingram has played for the Central Stags since 2001, becoming an integral part of an opening pair, with Jamie How.

In late March 2009, Ingram scored 166, with partnerships of 159 with from How and 115 with George Worker, to help Central Districts defeat Canterbury and qualify for the State Championship final, where Auckland took out the title.[3][4] He would follow this up with an unbeaten 245, in a partnership of 428 (breaking the record for first-class opening record for New Zealand) with How, to lead Central Districts to an unlikely win against Wellington.[5]

In the 2009-10 HRV Cup Final, Ingram hit 54 off 36 balls, setting a strong position that lead to Central Stags claiming the title.[6]

In what turned out to be his last game for Central Districts, Ingram made 97 off 54 in a 201 run opening partnership with How, who made 102, in an HRV Cup T20 match.[7]

International career[edit]

Ingram was a regular player in the NZ A team, and in January 2010, he was selected for the Black Caps 20/20 and ODI squads to play Bangladesh. He scored 69 in his debut ODI match, which remained his highest international score. The next month, he was also selected for the Test squad, replacing the out-of-form Daniel Flynn.[8] He was retained for the Series vs Australia but did not make an impact and was replaced by returning batsman and domestic teammate Matthew Sinclair.

He was recalled into the side for a triangular series in July against Sri Lanka and India after Jesse Ryder suffered an elbow injury and Aaron Redmond was unavailable.[9] This was his last international series, as he was dropped after the series. He retired from international cricket in 2011, after being left out of the World Cup squad and not getting a call to say he hadn't made it, despite having the 3rd highest One Day average for New Zealand.[10]


On the 9th of March, Ingram announced his retirement from first-class cricket. He states that an Achilles tendon injury and wanting to spend more time with his family as reasons for his retirement.[11] However, he still plays for Taranaki in the Hawke Cup, where he regularly bowls and bats in the middle order.

Tractor Incident[edit]

In 2014, whilst moving cattle, his tractor plunged off of a cliff. He managed to jump off of the tractor, but landed in the path of it. It ran him over, crushing a couple of vertebrae and dislocating his knee. He popped his knee back into place and walked a kilometre to his neighbours to get help. He was hospitalized for a week before being discharged.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Ingram is married and has two sons.

Ingram taught at New Plymouth's Francis Douglas Memorial College, teaching Technology and currently teaches at Waitara High School.


  1. ^ Ravindran, Siddarth (22 August 2010). "Peter Ingram credits Virender Sehwag for turnaround". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (9 September 2010). "The dark horses of Champions League 2010". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (24 March 2009). "State Championship, Central Districts v Canterbury at New Plymouth, Mar 21-24, 2009". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (10 April 2009). "State Championship, Final: Auckland v Central Districts at Lincoln, Apr 6-10, 2009". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (15 December 2009). "Ingram and How make history". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (31 January 2010). "HRV Cup, Final: Central Districts v Auckland at New Plymouth, Jan 31, 2010". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (31 January 2010). "HRV Cup, Final: Central Districts v Auckland at New Plymouth, Jan 31, 2010". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (10 February 2010). "Three uncapped players in New Zealand Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (22 July 2010). "Ingram given another chance by New Zealand". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (4 January 2011). "Peter Ingram believes international career is over". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  11. ^ Staff, ESPNCricinfo (9 March 2012). "Peter Ingram retires from first-class cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  12. ^ Bird, Tony (11 December 2014). "Peter Ingram bowled over by his tractor". Stuff. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 

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