Peter Loader      

Full name Peter James Loader

Born October 25, 1929, Wallington, Surrey

Died March 15, 2011 (aged 81 years 141 days)

Major teams England, Surrey, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Umpire, Commentator

Peter James Loader
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 19 6 76 17 5.84 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 371 382 110 2314 81 8.50 0 2 119 0
List A 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 26 2662 878 39 6/36 9/86 22.51 1.97 68.2 2 1 0
First-class 371 62522 25260 1326 9/17 19.04 2.42 47.1 70 13
List A 1 90 35 3 3/35 3/35 11.66 2.33 30.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 12-17, 1954 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1958 - Jan 5, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1951-1964
List A span 1963-1963
Profile

Peter Loader was a member of the all-conquering Surrey side of the 1950s, opening the bowling with Alec Bedser before Jim Laker and Tony Lock did their stuff. Tall, with a long run, he swung the ball late, had a dangerous bouncer and used variations in pace to great effect - the only blemish was the occasional murmur over his faster ball. In almost any other era he would have played far more than the 13 times he did, but he was kept out the reckoning by England's proliferation of fast bowlers during his career. But he earned his place in history when he took England's first post-war hat-trick against West Indies at Leeds on his way to 6 for 36, his only five-wicket haul in Tests. He exceeded 100 wickets in a season seven times, toured Australia in 1954-55 and 1958-59, and twice took nine wickets in an innings. After retirement he emigrated to Australia, establishing a successful haulage business as well as carving a niche as a broadcaster.
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Jul 25, 1957

Peter Loader bowls Roy Gilchrist to take a hat-trick, England v West Indies, Headingley, 25 July, 1957

Peter Loader bowls Roy Gilchrist to take a hat-trick

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1957

Peter Loader celebrates dismissing Roy Glichrist to secure his hat-trick, England v West Indies, Leeds, 1957

Peter Loader celebrates dismissing Roy Glichrist to secure his hat-trick

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May 19, 1955

Peter Loader

Peter Loader

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1958

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 Worcs 221/6
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 196/7 Notts 188
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 48/0
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 Kent 205/4
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 Yorkshire 396/5
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 135/4
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 72/3 NZ A 211
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