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Full name Peter Edward Cantrell
Born October 28, 1962, Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
Current age 52 years 154 days
Major teams Netherlands, Kampong, Queensland
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|ODI debut||Netherlands v New Zealand at Vadodara, Feb 17, 1996 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Netherlands v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Mar 5, 1996 scorecard|
|First-class span||1988/89 - 1990/91|
|List A span||1988/89 - 1996|
Peter Cantrell was born and raised in Australia, and for four years, he represented Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. He took two catches as substitute fielder in the 1990-91 Brisbane Test against England. He was hurriedly called up as a substitute fielder (he'd been at a nightclub until 3am that morning) and took two catches - one a blinder to do Alec Stewart - as England collapsed fatally for 114 in their second innings. Cantrell's presence was slightly controversial, given that he was probably the best gully fielder in Australia at the time and that the less sure-fingered Carl Rackemann was the official 12th man.
An attacking right hand opening bat, and successful offspinner, he contributed a vital 43 not out in the Netherlands' defeat of South Africa in 1994. He also made 112 not out against Glamorgan on the 1995 tour, and represented Netherlands in the 1996 World Cup. He subsequently coached the Dutch, retiring after the 2007 World Cup, citing the difficulties of combining the role with his other job as a golf professional.
Cricinfo staff April 2007
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Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
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A World Cup 2015 composite XI as selected by ESPNcricinfo staff