Matches (24)
IPL (3)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (2)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WI 4-Day (2)
ACC Premier Cup (2)
WT20 WC QLF (Warm-up) (5)
PAK v WI [W] (1)

Full Name

Peter Laurence van der Merwe

Born

March 14, 1937, Paarl, Cape Province

Died

January 23, 2013, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, (aged 75y 315d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Other

Referee

Peter van der Merwe was originally a slow left-arm bowler, but later developed into a genuine allrounder as his right-hand batting become more reliable, and towards the end of his career played as a specialist batsman. He was a shrewd captain, leading South Africa to series wins against England in 1965 and against Australia in 1966-67. Described as "a perfect ambassador", he was always courteous and gained tremendous loyalty from his players. After retiring, he pursued a successful business career but retained his links with the game. He was chairman of South Africa's selectors in the 1980s and early 1990s, and for eight years was an ICC match referee.
Martin Williamson

Peter van der Merwe Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests152325337625.38031110
FC9415212408612829.18423-730

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests153792211/61/622.001.6779.0000
FC94-62212108826/40-25.702.0375.8-30

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatReferee
Tests2929
ODIs7272
List A66
Peter Laurence van der Merwe

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Photos of Peter van der Merwe

Peter van der Merwe inspects a bat
Peter van der Merwe
Peter Van der Merwe: portrait