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May, Peter B H
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Reading, Berkshire
Test: 1951 - 1961
First Class: 1950 - 1963
England (Country)
Surrey (Regional)

1958: Peter May leads win with a century (Old Trafford)

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Peter May: Classical and graceful batsman, long run as captain

May, Peter B H

Born : 31 December 1929 at The Mount, Reading, Berkshire, England
Died : 27 December 1994 at Liphook, Hampshire, England

Peter May was one of England's leading batsman in the post-war era. An elegant player, he was a fine driver, especially good at executing the straight and on-drives.

His most remarkable innings was 285* against West Indies at Birmingham in 1957 when he and Colin Cowdrey defied Sonny Ramadhin for a match-saving world record partnership of 411 for the 4th wicket.

He was one of England's most successful captains, leading the team in a then record 41 Tests. His England record of 20 wins as Test captain stood until 2007 when Michael Vaughan surpassed it.

He retired early to concentrate on his business career and went on to be chairman of England selectors and President of the MCC. He was a scratch golfer and fine Eton Fives player.

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