Peter Walker      

Full name Peter Michael Walker

Born February 17, 1936, Clifton, Bristol

Current age 78 years 197 days

Major teams England, Glamorgan, Transvaal, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm bowler

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Peter Michael Walker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 0 128 52 32.00 0 1 2 5 0
First-class 469 788 110 17650 152* 26.03 13 92 697 0
List A 72 68 7 1218 79 19.96 0 4 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 3 78 34 0 - - - 2.61 - 0 0 0
First-class 469 58129 23881 834 7/58 28.63 2.46 69.6 25 2
List A 72 1840 1065 52 5/21 5/21 20.48 3.47 35.3 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 9-14, 1960 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jul 7-11, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956-1972
List A span 1964-1972
Profile

Born in Bristol but brought up in South Africa, Peter Walker was a tall (6'4") allrounder and a quite brilliant close fielder who took 656 catches in his career, almost all at slip or short leg. In 1952, aged 16, Walker hitch hiked from the Cape to South Wales to visit his grandparents, and while visiting had a trial for Glamorgan. He joined the staff in 1955 as an attacking middle-order batsman and left-arm swing bowler, although towards the end of his career he developed into an orthodox left-arm spinner. A good season in 1959 - he scored 1564 runs and 80 wickets - led to him being brought into the England side for the first three Tests against South Africa in 1960 where he performed solidly, but he was dropped and never again played Test cricket. He continued to serve Glamorgan well with both bat and ball, and when Tony Lewis stood down as county captain at the end of 1971 Walker was expected to be appointed. But Majid Khan got the job, and at the end of the 1972 season Walker retired to concentrate on his blossoming TV and journalism career. In the 1990s he became chief executive of the Cricket Board of Wales.
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Aug 24, 1969

Glamorgan, who won the County Championship in 1969. Back:  H Jeffreys (scorer), Tony Cordle, Brian Lewis, Bryan Davis, Lawrence Williams, Eifion Jones, Roger Davis, Malcolm Nash.  Front: Majid Jahangir Khan, Ossie Wheatley, Peter Walker, David Shepherd, Alan Jones, Lord's, August 24, 1969

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1968

Peter Walker in typical pose, fielding close to the bat against the Australians at Swansea in 1968

Peter Walker - one of Glamorgan`s greatest ever fielders

© Glamorgan County Cricket Club

1966

Peter Walker - Glamorgan and England

P.M.Walker

© Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Notes

Awarded the MBE in December 2010

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 Worcs 222/6
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 201/7 Notts 188
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 53/0
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 405/5
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 5/0
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 138/4
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 82/3 NZ A 211
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
England 23/2 (7.3/50 ov)
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