Alviro Nathan Petersen (AN Petersen) is a South African cricket player who plays his domestic cricket in England for Essex and in South Africa for the Highveld Lions as a right-handed batsman. Petersen's father was a taxi-driver, he started his cricket career from his hometown Port Elizabeth in South Africa and playing his first class cricket for the Northerns cricket team in 2001. Petersen played for South Africa in One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe on September 18th 2006, Test debut against India on February 14th, 2010 and Twenty20cricket. Soon he became the captain of the Highveld Lions in South African domestic cricket. After that he played three Test's of South Africa's but failed to score a century in any of the three series. Meanwhile, he signed for Glamorgan County Cricket Club and became Glamorgan's top run scorer player. By his successive performances, he was recalled by South Africa's side and played third Test against Sri Lanka on January 3rd, 2012. Thereafter, AN Petersen joined the club Essex for the first half of the county season on February 13th 2012 and left Essex on may 31st.
Petersen and Prince's partnership of 501 runs - Highest between two South Africans in First-Class cricket history
501 runs were added for the third wicket by the pair of Alviro Peterson and Ashwell Peterson, both South Africans, in a County Championship match for Lancashire against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay in England. Alviro Peterson scored 286 and Ashwell Prince 261 to reach this milestone.
Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen smash records in county cricket
Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince piled on a record 501 runs partnership for the third wicket in English county match at the Colwyn Bay Cricket Club Ground. The Lancashire’s batsmen reached the feat while playing against Glamorgan.