Peter Martin

Country: England
Born: November 15, 1968, Accrington, Lancashire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Peter Martin Bio

Peter James Martin, better known as “Digger” in the cricketing world, is a former English professional cricketer who was born on April 18, 1968, in Accrington, Lancashire, England. Martin’s journey in cricket began at a young age, and his hard work and dedication propelled him to great heights in the sport.

Martin made his first-class debut for Lancashire in 1989, showcasing his exceptional skills as an opening bowler. With his ability to swing the ball both ways and deceive batsmen with his variations, Martin quickly made a name for himself in domestic cricket. His consistent performances attracted attention, ultimately leading to his selection in the England one-day squad to face the formidable West Indies in 1995-96.

On his one-day international debut at The Oval, Martin showcased his talent by taking 4 for 44, including the prized wicket of the legendary Brian Lara, who he clean bowled. This sensational performance immediately established Martin as a force to be reckoned with in international cricket. Following this success, Martin made his Test debut against West Indies in the same summer.

Later in 1995, Martin was selected for the tour to South Africa, where he continued to impress with his skills. In the third Test at Durban, he took 4 for 60, showcasing his ability to dismiss even the most challenging opponents. Martin’s talent earned him a spot in England’s squad for the 1996 World Cup, where he played in all of England’s matches. Despite bowling exceptionally well, he didn’t achieve the desired wicket count in the tournament.

While Martin proved to be a more effective one-day bowler, his Test career was short-lived, playing only eight matches for his country. His last appearance in an England one-day international came in 1998 against South Africa in the ICC knock-out competition. Although his international career came to a premature end, Martin continued to excel in domestic cricket, maintaining an impressive first-class average of 27.

Sadly, Martin was forced to retire from professional cricket in 2004 due to a persistent knee injury. However, retirement gave him the opportunity to pursue his other passions, with painting and wines becoming his main relaxations.

Despite the challenges he faced throughout his career, Peter “Digger” Martin will always be remembered for his skill, determination, and contributions to English cricket. His impressive performances against formidable opponents and his dedication to the sport have left a lasting legacy in the hearts of cricket fans around the world.

Peter Martin Career Stats

Peter Martin Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 13 0 115 29 8.84 303 37.95 0 0 10 2 6 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 20 13 7 38 6 6.33 53 71.69 0 0 3 0 1 0
FC 212 246 61 3594 133 19.42 - - 2 7 - - 56 0
List A 250 90 52 502 35* 13.21 - - 0 0 - - 45 0
T20s 4 3 2 18 10* 18 18 100 0 0 2 0 0 0

Peter Martin Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 8 13 1452 580 17 4/60 4/60 34.11 2.39 85.4 1 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 20 20 1048 806 27 4/44 4/44 29.85 4.61 38.8 1 0 0
FC 212 - 36700 16677 606 8/32 - 27.51 2.72 60.5 - 17 1
List A 250 - 11539 7835 353 5/16 5/16 22.19 4.07 32.6 7 6 0
T20s 4 4 90 85 7 3/20 3/20 12.14 5.66 12.8 0 0 0

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