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Robin John Peterson (born 4 August 1979) is a former South African cricketer who bowls left arm spin and is a capable batsman. He has played 14 Tests and over 70 ODIs for South Africa. He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 9 November 2016.[1]

Robin Peterson
Robin Peterson.jpg
Personal information
Born (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 39)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left arm orthodox
RoleBowler
RelationsPortia Peterson (spouse)
Harper Peterson (son)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 291)1–4 May 2003 v Bangladesh
Last Test12 February 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 70)25 September 2002 v India
Last ODI11 November 2013 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.13
T20I debut (cap 22)24 February 2006 v Australia
Last T20I3 March 2013 v Pakistan
T20I shirt no.13
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1997–2004Eastern Province Warriors
2004–2009Warriors
2009–presentCape Cobras
2010Derbyshire (squad no. 5)
2012Mumbai Indians
2014Surrey (T20 only)
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 14 77 134 206
Runs scored 433 545 4,504 2,885
Batting average 28.86 20.96 25.53 25.53
100s/50s 0/2 0/1 6/17 1/16
Top score 84 68 130 101
Balls bowled 2,311 3,193 24,149 8,589
Wickets 35 70 373 224
Bowling average 36.57 37.20 32.76 29.84
5 wickets in innings 1 0 15 4
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 5/33 4/12 6/67 7/24
Catches/stumpings 8/– 27/– 63/– 78/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 December 2013

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Domestic careerEdit

In December 2009, it was revealed that he had signed a contract to play for Derbyshire on a Kolpak contract.[2]

He attended Alexander Road High School in Port Elizabeth and matriculated in 1997.

He was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2012 Indian Premier League players auction for $100,000.[3]

International careerEdit

He holds the dubious accolade of being the bowler from whom Brian Lara scored a world record tally of 28 runs in a single Test match over.[4]

He was the last bowler to dismiss Ricky Ponting in Test cricket, having him caught at slip by Jacques Kallis after Ponting made just 8 runs in his final test innings.

ICC World Cup 2011Edit

Robin Peterson's 4 for 12 versus Bangladesh is his best bowling performance in ODIs surpassing his 3 for 22 against England in Chennai. He also hit a quickfire 21 to make his team win against India.[5] He finished the tournament as the highest South African wicket taker of the tournament with 15 wickets at 15.86 average.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Peterson retires from all forms of cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Derbyshire Sign All-Rounder Peterson". Cricket World. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  3. ^ "IPL auction 2012".
  4. ^ "Most runs off one over". www.cricinfo.com.
  5. ^ "South Africa vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup 2011". Cricket Archives.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nathan Hauritz
Nelson Cricket Club professional
2006
Succeeded by
Craig McMillan
Preceded by
Craig McMillan
Nelson Cricket Club professional
2009
Succeeded by
Burton de Wett