Matches (12)
BAN v SL (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)

Full Name

Peter James Loader

Born

October 25, 1929, Wallington, Surrey

Died

March 15, 2011 (aged 81y 141d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Other

Umpire, Commentator

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.
Martin Williamson

Peter Loader Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests1319676175.8400-020
FC3713821102314818.5002--1190
List A110111.00000000

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests13262662878396/369/8622.511.9768.2210
FC371-625222526013269/17-19.042.4247.1-7013
List A1-903533/353/3511.662.3330.0000
Peter Loader portrait

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Test

Debut/Last Matches of Peter Loader

FC Matches

Span
1951 - 1963/64

List A Matches

Span
1963 - 1963

Recent Matches of Peter Loader

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
West Aust vs Queensland00/8515-Nov-1963BrisbaneFC
Surrey vs West Indians61/46 & 0/1925-May-1963The OvalFC
Surrey vs WORCS13/3522-May-1963WorcesterList A
M.C.C. vs Sth Africans3 & 132/34 & 0/1821-May-1960Lord'sFC
Surrey vs Indians1*5/37 & 1/2113-May-1959The OvalFC

Photos of Peter Loader

Peter Loader bowls Roy Gilchrist to take a hat-trick
Peter Loader celebrates dismissing Roy Glichrist to secure his hat-trick
Peter Loader
Peter Loader
England's players enjoy a Christmas dinner
Peter Loader celebrates as Godfrey Evans catches Fazal Mahmood for a duck