Peter Hearn      

Full name Peter Hearn

Born November 25, 1925, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Died March 25, 2013, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (aged 87 years 120 days)

Major teams Kent

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 200 351 32 8138 172 25.51 7 46 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 200 2530 1245 22 3/34 56.59 2.95 115.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1947 - 1956

Peter Hearn, a left-hand top-order batsman, was a regular presence in the Kent side in the decade after World War Two but struggled to consistently hold down a place. He passed 1000 runs in a season three times but as his career average showed he lacked the ability to put together a run of good scores. This was best highlighted in 1953 when he made three of his seven first-class hundreds interspersed with runs of low scores. A century in the season opener was followed by a poor sequence which saw him dropped; brought back after several weeks sidelined he retained his place, hit two more tons in between low scores and finished the summer with a pair against the Australians. Hearn bowled occasional slow-left arm and played his club cricket for Tunbridge Wells.