Peter Kirsten      

Full name Peter Noel Kirsten

Born May 14, 1955, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 59 years 222 days

Major teams South Africa, Border, Derbyshire, Sussex, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - N Kirsten, Brother - AM Kirsten, Half-brother - G Kirsten, Half-brother - P Kirsten

Peter Noel Kirsten
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 12 22 2 626 104 31.30 2084 30.03 1 4 67 0 8 0
ODIs 40 40 6 1293 97 38.02 2308 56.02 0 9 90 8 11 0
First-class 327 568 59 22635 271 44.46 57 107 190 0
List A 358 352 32 11403 134* 35.63 10 83 120 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 3 54 30 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
ODIs 40 8 183 152 6 3/31 3/31 25.33 4.98 30.5 0 0 0
First-class 327 10287 4682 117 6/48 40.01 2.73 87.9 2 0
List A 358 4620 3244 95 6/17 6/17 34.14 4.21 48.6 1 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 18-21, 1994 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI England v South Africa at Birmingham, Aug 25, 1994 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1973-1997
List A span 1973-1997
Profile

Peter Kirsten was almost 37 by the time he made his Test debut, because of South Africa's omission from the Test arena in the 1970s and '80s. At that time Kirsten, a wristy, uncompromising batsman and a glorious fielder, was a prolific runscorer for Western Province and Derbyshire. In 1976-77 he hit five centuries in consecutive innings, and six in seven. His talents were fading by the time he played Test cricket, but he battled doggedly, not least at Adelaide in 1993-94. South Africa had to draw to take the series against Australia, but Kirsten's 79 (in 310 minutes) and 42 (in 259) were agonisingly in vain. He made his only Test hundred at Headingley in 1994, in his penultimate Test. His half-brother Gary became South Africa's most capped player and top Test runscorer.
Rob Smyth

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Sep 19, 2003

Peter Kirsten

Peter Kirsten

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Aug 6, 1994

Peter Kirsten is hit by a bouncer from Darren Gough, England v South Africa, 2nd Test, Headingley, 3rd day, August 6, 1994

Peter Kirsten is hit by a bouncer from Darren Gough

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Aug 6, 1994

Peter Kirsten celebrates his maiden Test century, England v South Africa, 2nd Test, Headingley, 3rd day, August 6, 1994

Peter Kirsten celebrates his maiden Test century

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