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Peter Parfitt


Born at Billingford in 1936; Peter Parfitt joined Middlesex in 1956 after representing his native Norfolk at minor county level. As a left-handed batsman, right-arm off-break bowler and fine fielder, he captained the county from 1968 to 1970 and he retired in 1972. Playing 498 first-class matches he scored 26,924 runs with 58 centuries and recorded a top score of 200 n.o. versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 1964. He took 277 wickets with a best performance of 6 for 45 and he held 564 catches. He holds the county record for the most catches held in a season by a non wicket-keeper 46 in 1960 and 1966. Representing England in 37 Tests between 1961/62 and 1972, he toured abroad eight times, scored 1,882 runs with seven centuries including a top score of 131 n.o. versus New Zealand at Auckland in 1962/63. His best series was against Pakistan in 1962 when he amassed 340 runs with three centuries. Since retiring he has owned a pub and is now involved in corporate hospitality at major sporting events.