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Peter May      

Full name Peter Barker Howard May

Born December 31, 1929, The Mount, Reading, Berkshire

Died December 27, 1994, Liphook, Hampshire (aged 64 years 361 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Referee

Relation Father-in-law - AHH Gilligan, Brother - JWH May

Peter Barker Howard May
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 66 106 9 4537 285* 46.77 13 22 12 42 0
First-class 388 618 77 27592 285* 51.00 85 127 282 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 66 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 388 102 49 0 - - - 2.88 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 26-31, 1951 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 17-22, 1961 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1950 - 1963
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Perth, Feb 1-5, 1992 scorecard
Test matches 3
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 9, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 20, 1992 scorecard
ODI matches 7
ODI statistics

Peter Barker Howard May, CBE, died at his home in Hampshire on December 27, 1994, four days short of his 65th birthday. In the 1950s PBH May - the initials were part of the style of the man - came to represent the beau ideal of English batsmanship and sportsmanship. He was tall and handsome with a batting style that was close to classical, and he was the hero of a generation of schoolboys. To his contemporaries at Charterhouse he was a heroic figure much earlier: from a very young age it was clear that he was going to play for England and he glided towards greatness in an effortless-looking manner.

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Nov 16, 2004

Peter May, on his way to a century in the Sydney Test, 1954-55

Peter May on his way to a century in the Sydney Test

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Aug 30, 1980

Former and current captains of England and Australia line up. From left:  Bob Wyatt, Lindsay Hassett, Gubby Allen, Cyril Walters, Arthur Morris, Norman Yardley, Freddie Brown, Richie Benaud, Len Hutton, Neil Harvey, Peter May, Bob Simpson, Bill Lawry, Ted Dexter, Mike Smith, Barry Jarman, Tom Graveney, Ian Chappell, Graham Yallop, Greg Chappell and Ian Botham, England v Australia, Centenary Test, Lord's, 3rd day, August 30,  1980

Former and current captains of England and Australia line up on the field during day three of the Centenary Test

© PA Photos

Sep 3, 1966

Peter May hands the Man of the Match award to Bob Barber, Warwickshire v Worcestershire, Gillette Cup final, Lord's, September 3, 1966

Peter May hands the Man of the Match award to Bob Barber

© PA Photos


Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1952