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I.A.R. Peebles


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Ian Alexander Ross Peebles bowled with distinction during the England vs. New Zealand Series in 1931, particularly at Lord’s where he achieved the last of his career five-wicket hauls.

Alongside the bowling of RWV Robins, Peebles bowled with such startling effect that the last eight wickets of New Zealand went down in an hour and a half for 92 runs.

Peebles finished the first innings with figures of 5-77 and in the second innings took a further 4 wickets for 150 runs as the match ended in a draw.

Famed alike as a player and as a writer on cricket, Peebles, one of the few Scotsman to play Test cricketer, was one of the finest exponents of leg spin and googly bowling in England.

Following retirement, he remained close to the game and co-wrote the book ‘Lord’s 1946-1970’ with Diana Rait Kerr, later serving on the MCC’s Arts and Library Sub-Committee.