Full name Peter Douglas Parker
Born July 20, 1959, Brisbane Womens' Hospital, Herston, Queensland
Current age 57 years 248 days
Major teams South Brisbane, Western Suburbs
|Test debut||Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Dec 3-7, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Wellington, Jan 12-14, 2008 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Dec 14, 1993 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Bangladesh at Darwin, Sep 6, 2008 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Dec 11, 2007 scorecard|
For 15 years Peter Parker was one of Australia's top few umpires, although he never quite took the next step to the ICC's elite panel. A solidly-built man who had played in the lower grades of Brisbane's club competition, Parker stood in his maiden first-class match in 1986-87. Although Parker held the unwanted distinction of having called an over that contained 11 legal balls during a domestic one-day match in 1995-96, he remained one of Australia's leading officials and stood in several Sheffield Shield and Pura Cup finals. A member of Australia's international panel, Parker officiated in ten Tests and 65 ODIs during an international career that spanned 15 years, before he retired to focus on his career away from the game.
Cricinfo staff October 2008
Played grade cricket for South Brisbane and Western Suburbs (Brisbane, Qld)
Umpiring first-class debut: 1986-87
Joined National Umpires panel: 1993-94
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history