Peter Fulton

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Peter Fulton
Personal information
Full namePeter Gordon Fulton
Born (1979-02-01) 1 February 1979 (age 39)
Christchurch, New Zealand
NicknameTwo-metre Peter
Height1.98 [1]  m (6 ft 6 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations Roddy Fulton (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap  231)9 March 2006 v  West Indies
Last Test8 June 2014 v  West Indies
ODI debut (cap  139)2 November 2004 v  Bangladesh
Last ODI13 February 2009 v  Australia
ODI shirt no.50
T20I debut (cap  18)16 February 2006 v  West Indies
Last T20I21 December 2012 v  South Africa
Domestic team information
2000/01–2016/17 Canterbury
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Runs scored9671,33410,5695,204
Batting average 25.4432.5339.8834.23
Top score136112301* 116*
Balls bowled0075118
Wickets 110
Bowling average 41.36
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match0
Best bowling4/49
Catches/stumpings 25/–18/–159/–74/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 January 2019

Peter Gordon Fulton (born 1 February 1979) is a former New Zealand international cricketer who played for Canterbury at domestic level. He comes from a well recognised cricketing family with his uncle Roddy Fulton playing and captaining both Canterbury, Northern Districts, and New Zealand A from 1972–1985. He retired from first-class cricket in April 2017. [2]


Domestic career

Fulton's career highlights include scoring 301 not out against Auckland at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch over 11/12 March 2003, which is the highest maiden first-class century by any New Zealand batsman. Another career highlight was when he scored 112 against Sri Lanka in Napier, New Zealand, on 8 January 2006. In the same series he also scored two half-centuries.

In the final of the 2016–17 Ford Trophy, Fulton scored the fastest century in a List A cricket match in New Zealand. [3]

International career

In March 2006, he made his Test debut against the West Indies.

In March 2013 he made his first International Test century playing against England, and scored his second Test hundred in the match's second innings. In doing so he became the fourth New Zealander to score a hundred in both innings of a Test match. [4]


  1. Brenkley, Stephen. "Peter Fulton: Two-Metre Peter standing tall in his second coming as Test player". Independent. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. "Peter Fulton retires from first-class cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  3. "Fulton's record ton takes Canterbury to title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. Alderson, Andrew (26 March 2013). "Cricket: Peter Fulton – The unlikely hero". The New Zealand Herald . Retrieved 26 March 2013.