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Full name Peter John Parnell Burge
Born May 17, 1932, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Died October 5, 2001, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland (aged 69 years 141 days)
Major teams Australia, Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 25-Mar 3, 1955 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 28-Feb 1, 1966 scorecard|
|List A span||1964-1964|
|Test debut||New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jan 18-22, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Pakistan at St John's, May 25-29, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Jan 11, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Feb 11, 2001 scorecard|
Married with two sons.
Interest include horse racing.
Works as an accountant with Collection House Pty Ltd.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1965
Member of Order of Australia (AM) in 1997 "for service to cricket as a player, administrator and international referee, and to harness racing."
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