Peter Burge (cricketer)

Peter Burge (Cricketer)

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Peter John Parnell Burge (17 May 1932 in Kangaroo Point, Queensland - 5 October 2001 on the Gold Coast, Queensland) was an Australian cricketer who played in 42 Tests between 1955 and 1966. After retiring as a player he became a highly respected match referee, overseeing another 25 Tests and 63 ODIs.

He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1965 and in 1997 was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) "for service to cricket as a player, administrator and international referee, and to harness racing."

Early years

Burge was born into a cricketing family. His father Thomas John "Jack" Burge was a salesman who rose to be a departmental manager of D. & W. Murray, a retail outlet, before becoming a state representative for Nile Industries, a textile firm. Jack Burge represented Eastern Suburbs in Brisbane's grade cricket competition and later became a cricket administrator. The elder Burge served on the Queensland Cricket Association executive from 1945 until his death in 1957.

Burge was inculcated with a love of cricket by...
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