Full name Peter Howard Parfitt
Born December 8, 1936, Billingford, Fakenham, Norfolk
Current age 79 years 234 days
Major teams England, Middlesex
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||India v England at Kolkata, Dec 30, 1961 - Jan 4, 1962 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 10-16, 1972 scorecard|
|First-class span||1956 - 1972|
|List A span||1963 - 1972|
Peter Parfitt was a quick-footed left-hander from Norfolk whose voice could make a taxi-driver turn his head several streets away. He was unlucky to be competing for an England place at a time when their batting - with the likes of Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Colin Cowdrey, Ken Barrington, Tom Graveney and Basil D'Oliveira on call - was at its strongest since the 1920s. Parfitt, who was also a more than respectable offspinner and a brilliant slip, still scored heavily enough to play 37 Tests, more than half of them on tour. Of his seven England hundreds, four were scored against Pakistan in 1962.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1963
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"