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Peter van der Merwe
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Peter van der Merwe

South Africa
Peter van der Merwe

INTL CAREER: 1963 - 1967

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

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test152325337625.38031110
FC9415212408612829.18423730
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test153792211/61/622.001.6779.00000
FC9462212108826/4025.702.0375.8030
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test2929
ODI7272
List A66
Peter Laurence van der Merwe
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Debut/Last Matches

Photos


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