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Peter Parfitt      

Full name Peter Howard Parfitt

Born December 8, 1936, Billingford, Fakenham, Norfolk

Current age 79 years 261 days

Major teams England, Middlesex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Peter Howard Parfitt
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 37 52 6 1882 131* 40.91 7 6 2 42 0
First-class 498 845 104 26924 200* 36.33 58 144 565 0
List A 75 72 3 1506 119 21.82 2 5 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 37 22 1326 574 12 2/5 2/19 47.83 2.59 110.5 0 0 0
First-class 498 18385 8401 277 6/45 30.32 2.74 66.3 5 0
List A 75 945 689 34 4/2 4/2 20.26 4.37 27.7 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kolkata, Dec 30, 1961 - Jan 4, 1962 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 10-16, 1972 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956 - 1972
List A span 1963 - 1972
Profile

Peter Parfitt was a quick-footed left-hander from Norfolk whose voice could make a taxi-driver turn his head several streets away. He was unlucky to be competing for an England place at a time when their batting - with the likes of Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Colin Cowdrey, Ken Barrington, Tom Graveney and Basil D'Oliveira on call - was at its strongest since the 1920s. Parfitt, who was also a more than respectable offspinner and a brilliant slip, still scored heavily enough to play 37 Tests, more than half of them on tour. Of his seven England hundreds, four were scored against Pakistan in 1962.
John Thicknesse

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1972

Bob Massie misses out during his 16-wicket haul as a Peter Parfitt edge evades Rod Marsh and Ian Chappell, England v Australia, Lord's , June 1972

Bob Massie misses out during his 16-wicket haul

© The Cricketer International

1969

Peter Parfitt (Middlesex and England)

Peter Parfitt (Middlesex and England)

© The Cricketer International

1969

Peter Parfitt (Middlesex and England)

Peter Parfitt (Middlesex and England)

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1963

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
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