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Full name Peter Robert George
Born October 16, 1986, Woodville, Adelaide, South Australia
Current age 27 years 322 days
Major teams Australia, Australia A, South Australia, South Australia Second XI
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 2.03 m
|Only Test||India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 9-13, 2010 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 3-6, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||South Australia v Queensland at Adelaide, Oct 30-Nov 2, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||South Australia v Queensland at Adelaide, Feb 18, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Australia v New South Wales at Sydney, Oct 22, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/89, 1/43, 15*||S Aust U23s||v Qld U23s||Adelaide||24 Feb 2014||Other|
|1*, 2/76||South Aust||v Queensland||Adelaide||30 Oct 2013||FC|
|1/54, 0||South Aust||v NSW||Sydney||22 Oct 2013||LA|
|0/43, 4*||South Aust||v Queensland||Sydney||19 Oct 2013||LA|
|2/41||South Aust||v Western Aust||Sydney||17 Oct 2013||LA|
|1*, 3/27||South Aust||v Tasmania||Sydney||12 Oct 2013||LA|
|2*, 0/62, 0, 1/25||South Aust||v NSW||Sydney||14 Mar 2013||FC|
|5/48||S Aust U23s||v WA U23s||Perth||4 Mar 2013||Other|
|1/50, 0, 1/47||S Aust U23s||v NSW U23s||Adelaide||12 Nov 2012||Other|
|2/56, 0||South Aust||v Queensland||Adelaide||23 Oct 2012||FC|
A tall, fast bowler of the McGrath mould, Peter George is a player to watch after being chosen in Test squads for tours of England and India. George's first international promotion came when he was placed on standby for Ryan Harris and spent a couple of days in New Zealand. He was also a late call-up for the Pakistan series in England - he bowled 11 overs for 14 runs against Derbyshire in a tour game - but was picked from the start for the trip to India.
The recognition came after he took 36 wickets at 30.44 in an impressive Sheffield Shield campaign. His highlight in his second season was 8 for 84 against Tasmania, the best figures at Bellerive Oval, and he showed good timing with 11 wickets for Australia A against Sri Lanka A before the selectors sent him to England. George, who stands at 203cm, gains sharp bounce from his high release point and worked on developing a consistent outswinger at the Academy in 2010.
He broke into the South Australian first-class side in 2008-09 after two consistent seasons in Adelaide grade cricket. George took 4 for 56 on debut against Tasmania, which was the best first-innings return from a South Australian debutant in ten years. A further five Sheffield Shield matches and a total of 20 wickets at 32.15 capped a satisfying first season.
George received a Redbacks rookie contract in 2005-06 and lost it the following season but his consistency for grade side West Torrens ensured a return to senior status in 2008-09. His motto is "Never stop learning" and the three words he chooses to describe himself are "Tall, thin, married".
Cricinfo staff September 2010
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa