Full name Peter James Martin
Born November 15, 1968, Accrington, Lancashire
Current age 48 years 129 days
Major teams England, Lancashire
Also known as Digger
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||England v West Indies at Leeds, Jun 8-11, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 21-23, 1997 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v West Indies at The Oval, May 26, 1995 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v South Africa at Dhaka, Oct 25, 1998 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Kent at Manchester, Aug 24-27, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1990|
|Last List A||Glamorgan v Lancashire at Colwyn Bay, Aug 22, 2004 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Nottinghamshire v Lancashire at Nottingham, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Lancashire v Derbyshire at Manchester, Jun 21, 2003 scorecard|
Born in Accrington in 1968, Peter 'Digger' Martin made his first-class debut for Lancashire in 1989. After several years as an effective opening bowler in domestic cricket, he was called up to England's one-day squad to play West Indies in 1995-96, and immediately made a big impression, taking 4 for 44 on his debut at The Oval, including the wicket of Brian Lara, clean bowled. He made his Test debut the same summer, against West Indies. He toured South Africa later that year, taking 4 for 60 in the third Test at Durban. Martin played in all of England's games in the 1996 World Cup , but despite bowling well, he didn't pick up many wickets. He played his last one-dayer in England colours against South Africa in the ICC knock-out competition in 1998. Always a more effective one-day bowler, he played only eight Tests, his last against Australia in 1997. He remained an effective bowler in domestic cricket, with a first-class average of 27, until he retired in 2004 after a persistent knee injury forced his retirement. Painting and wines are his main relaxations.
Liam Brickhill October 2004
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?