Full Name

Peter Michael Walker

Born

February 17, 1936, Clifton, Bristol

Died

April 04, 2020 (aged 84y 48d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm bowler

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test3401285232.0001250
FC46978811017650152*26.0313926970
List A7268712187919.9604320
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3378340---2.61-000
FC46958129238818347/5828.632.4669.60252
List A7218401065525/215/2120.483.4735.30210
Peter Walker portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1956 - 1972
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1972

Photos


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