Peter Stimpson

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Peter Stimpson
Personal information
Full name Peter John Stimpson
Born (1947-05-25) 25 May 1947 (age 71)
Aberfan, Glamorgan, Wales
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1971–1972 Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 30 24
Runs scored 1,327 236
Batting average 26.01 11.23
100s/50s 1/9 0/1
Top score 103 52
Balls bowled 30 0
Wickets 0 -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings 0 -
10 wickets in match 0 -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 8/0 3/0
Source: CricketArchive, 19 October 2008

Peter John Stimpson (born 25 May 1947) is a former Welsh first-class cricketer who played first-class and List A cricket for Worcestershire in 1971 and 1972.

Stimpson was playing for Worcestershire's Second XI as early as 1963, aged just 16,[1] but it was almost eight years before he made his first-team debut, playing against Oxford University at The University Parks in May 1971. He opened the batting, but in his only innings managed just 11.[2] However, he had several good innings later in the season, including the only first-class century of his career: 103 against Glamorgan at Worcester.[3] He immediately followed this up with knocks of 88 and 42 not out against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.[4]

Stimpson had ended 1971 with 787 first-class runs at 27.13, but he suffered a run drought in early 1972, repeatedly being dismissed for very small scores. He did make 52 against Surrey in mid-May,[5] but it was not enough to prevent his return to the Second XI, and it was July before he re-established himself in the first team. Again he had a run of failures, but 88 in the County Championship against Kent brought him out of it,[6] and 52 against Essex in the John Player League (his only List A half-century) gave cause for further hope.[7] However, despite one more half-century (66 versus Nottinghamshire) by the end of the year he was struggling for runs once more, and 1972 was to be his second and last season of first-team county cricket.

Although Stimpson's career in senior cricket had ended, in the mid-1970s he appeared on several occasions for Zambia in East African tournaments, and in August 1976 produced an eye-catching performance, hitting 89 and 128* as an opener as Zambia beat Tanzania.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Nottinghamshire Second XI v Glamorgan Second XI in 1963". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Oxford University v Worcestershire in 1971". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Worcestershire v Glamorgan in 1971". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Warwickshire v Worcestershire in 1971". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  5. ^ "Surrey v Worcestershire in 1972". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  6. ^ "Worcestershire v Kent in 1972". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  7. ^ "Worcestershire v Essex in 1972". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  8. ^ "Tanzania v Zambia in 1976". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

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