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Peter Fulton


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Full NamePeter Gordon Fulton

BornFebruary 1, 1979

Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)

NationalityNew Zealand

RoleBatsman/Right-handed, Right-arm medium Bowler

Relation(s)Roddy Fulton (Uncle), Wendy Fulton (Father), Gordon Fulton (Mother), Libby Retallick (Spouse)

ABOUT

Peter Fulton Biography


Peter Gordon Fulton is a former New Zealand top order batsman. He was a right-handed batsman and was known for his elegance and strokeful batting style.


Background


Fulton was born on 1 February 1979 in Christchurch, New Zealand. His uncle Roddy Fulton played and captained both Canterbury and Northern Districts from 1972–1985. Peter made his domestic debut for Canterbury in 2000-01.


Debut


Fulton made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh at Chittagong in 2004. He could manage only 9 runs in the match.


His Test debut came a year and a half later against West Indies at Auckland in 2006, where he registered scores of 17 and 28. His T20 debut was also against Windies a month prior to his maiden test.


Rise to Glory


Fulton showed his credentials early in his domestic career when he scored a 301 not out for Canterbury against Auckland. He kept putting solid performances to get a call up for the national team.


The first full series he played was against Sri Lanka where he scored an impressive 264 runs in four matches, which included two half centuries and a century.


After a run of poor form, he shone in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup and was the third highest run getter for the Kiwis in the tournament. After that, his ODI career dipped and the last appearance was in 2009.


However, he showed promise and intent in Test cricket. He scored a special twin century against England in 2013. However, it could not take off and Fulton retired from all forms of international cricket in 2014.


Low Points


Despite putting decent performances for the Kiwis, a short spell of bad run resulted in his exclusion from ODI squad. He had to wait for four years after that to experience international cricket. His Test career had to witness the same fate as he was replaced when he was peaking.


Club Career


Fulton played his entire domestic level cricket for Canterbury. His career spanned 16 years and he recently drew curtains over his career in 2017. He has over 10000 runs in first class cricket.


Career Stats


Fulton has played 23 Tests, 49 ODIs and 12 T20s for the Kiwis. He has an average of 25.44 in tests, 32.53 in ODIs and 11.54 in T20s.


Retirement


He drew curtain on his cricketing career in April 2017. His knee injury played a major role to force him to retire from cricket.

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