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Peter Such      

Full name Peter Mark Such

Born June 12, 1964, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Current age 49 years 309 days

Major teams England, Essex, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Peter Mark Such
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 16 5 67 14* 6.09 345 19.42 0 0 7 0 4 0
First-class 306 327 125 1645 54 8.14 0 2 119 0
List A 211 83 48 275 19* 7.85 0 0 51 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 20 3124 1242 37 6/67 8/145 33.56 2.38 84.4 1 2 0
First-class 306 58448 25936 849 8/93 30.54 2.66 68.8 48 9
List A 211 9470 6626 212 5/29 5/29 31.25 4.19 44.6 3 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 3-7, 1993 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Manchester, Aug 5-9, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1982-2001
List A debut 1983
Last List A Middlesex Cricket Board v Cambridgeshire at Southgate, Sep 12, 2002 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/37, 11* PCA XI v Aus Masters Wormsley 8 Sep 2009 Other T20
- PCA XI v World Mast. London 2 Sep 2009 Other T20
1/35 PCA XI v Netherlands Wormsley 29 May 2009 Other T20
3/17 PCA XI v Ireland Wormsley 28 May 2009 Other T20
1/11 PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 13 Sep 2007 Other T20
1/34 PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 11 Sep 2007 Other T20
0/16 PCA XI v Derbyshire Derby 16 Aug 2007 Other T20
0/29 Lashings XI v Sedbergh School Sedbergh 25 May 2007 Other
Profile

Arriving at the wicket off a longer run-up than most slow bowlers, Such had a side-on action that was characterised by a flurry of limbs. He plugged away, relying on accuracy rather than mystery, and replaced John Emburey as England's most reliable offspinner. He picked up 6 for 67 on Test debut against Australia in 1993, played in all three Tests against New Zealand the following summer, but then had to wait until the Ashes series of 1998-99 for his next cap. Significantly, England chose him ahead of Robert Croft for the Sydney Test, where spinners usually excel (Such took 5 for 81 in Australia's second innings). Such began with Nottinghamshire in 1982, and moved to Leicestershire five years later. But it wasn't until he joined Essex in 1990 and formed an effective partnership with slow left-armer John Childs, that his career rumbled into action. His batting was based around the forward defensive, and he made the second-longest Test duck against New Zealand in 1999 - his final international appearance. Such played under four England captains in 11 Tests. He was released by Essex at the end of 2001 and played one season for Cambridgeshire.
Lawrence Booth

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Jun 27, 2012

Graeme Swann chats with Peter Such during training, Lord's, June 27, 2012

Graeme Swann chats with Peter Such during training

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Apr 28, 2001

Taken at the Essex CCC Photocall , April 2001

Peter Such ; thumbnail portrait

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Aug 5, 1999

Peter Such receives a standing ovation for his outstanding 51-ball duck, England v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, August 5, 1999

Peter Such receives a standing ovation for his outstanding 51-ball duck

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Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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