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Cricket - Peter George Interview

April 21, 2020

Peter George always had a dream of wearing the Baggy Green and this would become a reality for him as progressed through the ranks at the West Torrens cricket club and playing for South Australia at u-19 level.

He made an early impression with the ball on debut for South Australia in November 2008 claiming 4-56 against Tasmania including the wicket of current Australian captain Tim Paine. He had further success in the 2009/10 summer taking career best figures of 8-84 against Tasmania and finishing equal second on the wicket takers list for the season with 36 wickets at 30.44.

This lead to him being on standby for Ryan Harris with the Australian team in New Zealand, representing Australia A against Sri Lanka and touring England for the Test series against Pakistan in 2010.

Peter would eventually get his opportunity to put on the Baggy Green in Bangalore and joining an elite club of bowlers who have dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in their first Test Match.

In this episode of the Cricket Library Podcast, we ask Peter about where his passion for cricket began, his journey to the Baggy Green, losing his contract at South Australia and moving to Queensland without a contract.

Peter shares about his current pursuits inventing the My Call No Ball Technology that you can also find more about by visiting his website www.mycallnoball.com 

The episode would not be complete without us asking about his dream net session and we have a former Australian Prime Minister and an actor make their way onto his list as well as someone who has a set of nets named in their honour.

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