Peter McAlister      

Full name Peter Alexander McAlister

Born July 11, 1869, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria

Died May 10, 1938, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 68 years 303 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Peter Alexander McAlister
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 16 1 252 41 16.80 0 0 0 10 0
First-class 85 148 9 4552 224 32.74 9 22 91 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 85 128 56 3 1/0 18.66 2.62 42.6 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 26-Mar 3, 1904 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 1-3, 1909 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1898-1911
Profile

Peter McAlister was a tall right-hand batsman who played eight Tests for Australia without ever making an impression on the field. Six of those Tests came against England in 1903-04 and 1907-08, but it was in 1909 that he began to show signs of the behaviour which led to his infamous brawl with Clem Hill in 1912. Appointed as chairman of selectors, he immediately persuaded his colleagues to send him to England as Monty Noble's vice-captain (it was a 6-5 split decision) , a proposal he argued would enable him to keep an eye on the players, who were increasingly at odd with the board. His tour was not a success - Wisden tactfully noted that, aged 40, "he should have toured England ten years earlier". He made 816 runs at 29, with a best of 85. He also fell out with his team-mates. His bitterness at his treatment spilled over into the way he handled his relationship with Clem Hill, by then Australia's captain. After months of sniping, things came to a head at a selection meeting in February 1912, when Hill punched McAlister on the nose and a 20-minute fight ensued. McAlister's involvement in the game diminished thereafter. In the Sheffield Shield he scored 2398 runs at 32 with a best of 224 for Victoria against New Zealand in 1898-99.
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A portrait of the Australian team that contested the 1909 Ashes in England

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1909

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Peter McAlister

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1909

Peter McAlister

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Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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