Peter Such

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Peter Such
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Personal information
Born (1964-06-12) 12 June 1964 (age 56)
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm off-break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Runs scored671645
Batting average 6.098.14
Top score14*54
Balls bowled312458448
Wickets 37849
Bowling average 33.5630.54
5 wickets in innings 248
10 wickets in match09
Best bowling6/678/93
Catches/stumpings 4/-119/-

Peter Mark Such (born 12 June 1964) is an English cricketer, cricket coach, and match referee. An off-spinner, Such was brought into the Test arena in 1993 as a replacement for John Emburey but, despite taking 6 for 67 on debut and being the highest wicket taker for England in the series [1] only played an initial eight Tests before having to wait 5 years before his next appearance.

Such enjoyed a 19-year first-class career including stints at Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire before joining Essex in 1990. It was at Essex where he gained most success although he is perhaps best remembered for hitting the winning boundary in the second day of a Natwest Trophy semi final against Glamorgan in 1997 when play had been suspended the day before due to bad light with Mark Ilott and Robert Croft having an on field confrontation seen on BBC television. Although not noted for his batting, in 1999, playing in his final Test at Old Trafford, he made the second-longest duck in Test history, from 52 balls, against New Zealand, and earned a standing ovation. [2]

Such joined the ECB in 2009, going full-time in 2012, to work with bowlers throughout the England Performance Pathway as the National Lead Spin Bowling Coach. After leaving the role in November 2019 [3] Such became a match referee ahead of the 2020 County Championship season. [4]

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  1. "1st Test: England v Australia at Manchester, June 3–7, 1993". espncricinfo. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  4. "Such hails Harmer as county cricket's spin king – hoping he gets international chance". 25 June 2020.