Peter Walker

Peter Walker
INTL CAREER: 1960 - 1960
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Full Name

Peter Michael Walker


February 17, 1936, Clifton, Bristol


April 04, 2020 (aged 84y 47d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Bowler



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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Peter Walker Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A7268712187919.9604-320


List A72-18401065525/215/2120.483.4735.3210
Peter Walker portrait

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Debut/Last Matches of Peter Walker

FC Matches

1956 - 1972

List A Matches

1964 - 1972

Recent Matches of Peter Walker

Photos of Peter Walker

The 1969 Glamorgan team
Peter Walker - one of Glamorgan`s greatest ever fielders
The Glamorgan squad of 1961 at Lord's
Peter Walker of the MCC is stumped by John Waite