Full Name

Peter Noel Kirsten

Born

May 14, 1955, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Age

66y 208d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(father),

(brother),

(half-brother),

(half-brother)

TEAMS

Peter Kirsten was almost 37 by the time he made his Test debut, because of South Africa's omission from the Test arena in the 1970s and '80s. At that time Kirsten, a wristy, uncompromising batsman and a glorious fielder, was a prolific runscorer for Western Province and Derbyshire. In 1976-77 he hit five centuries in consecutive innings, and six in seven. His talents were fading by the time he played Test cricket, but he battled doggedly, not least at Adelaide in 1993-94. South Africa had to draw to take the series against Australia, but Kirsten's 79 (in 310 minutes) and 42 (in 259) were agonisingly in vain. He made his only Test hundred at Headingley in 1994, in his penultimate Test. His half-brother Gary became South Africa's most capped player and top Test runscorer.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1222262610431.30208430.031467080
ODI4040612939738.02230856.0209908110
FC327568592263527144.46571071900
List A3583523211403134*35.6310831200
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test12354300---3.33-000
ODI40818315263/313/3125.334.9830.5000
FC3271028746821176/4840.012.7387.920
List A35846203244956/176/1734.144.2148.6120
Peter Noel Kirsten
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Photos


Peter Kirsten
Peter Kirsten celebrates his maiden Test century
Peter Kirsten is hit by a bouncer from Darren Gough
Peter Kirsten plays towards point
Peter Kirsten
Peter Kirsten bats