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Peter Perrin      

Full name Percival Albert Perrin

Born May 26, 1876, Abney Park, Stoke Newington, London

Died November 20, 1945, Hickling, Norfolk (aged 69 years 178 days)

Major teams Essex, London County

Batting style Right-hand bat

Percival Albert Perrin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 538 918 91 29709 343* 35.92 66 152 293 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 538 1279 753 16 3/13 47.06 3.53 79.9 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1896-1928
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Wisden obituary
Percival Albert Perrin, the famous Essex batsman, best known in recent years as a member of the Test selection committee of which he was elected chairman in 1939, died at his home at Hickling, Norfolk, on November 20, after a long illness, aged 69. Essentially a natural cricketer, Perrin improved his skill both in stroke play and defence until he became a very consistent scorer and a real personality whom spectators watched with interest and admiration. Without any training except honest knowledge of batting gained in club cricket at Tottenham, Perrin first appeared for Essex in 1896 when less than twenty years of age. No trial could have been more severe, for he faced at the Oval such notable bowlers as Tom Richardson, the fast bowler then at his best, Bill Lockwood and Tom Hayward--that season top of the Surrey bowling averages. In an uphill fight Perrin scored 52. Almost as a coincidence he finished his active cricket career with 51 against Oxford University at Colchester in 1928, when, 52 years old, he reappeared in the Essex side as captain, though he practically retired three years earlier.

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1933

Peter Perrin returns after his 343 not out for Essex at Chesterfield in 1904

Peter Perrin returns after his 343 not out for Essex at Chesterfield in 1904

© The Cricketer International

1933

Peter Perrin returns after his 343 not out for Essex at Chesterfield in 1904

Peter Perrin returns after his 343 not out for Essex at Chesterfield in 1904

© The Cricketer International

1914

Peter Perrin outside the Essex pavilion, 1914

Peter Perrin outside the Essex pavilion

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