Peter Kirk

Old PK, Pistol Pete, Nev Jnr

A promising junior prospect from yesteryear who has only recently returned to the KMCC fold after years of floundering in the wilderness. Comeback was inspired by seeing his son, Benjamin (Nev Jnr Jnr), don the famous white shirt.

A former captain of Yorkshire Under 14s through to Under 18s, Peter is probably the only KMCC player to have graced the likes of Headingly, Old Trafford and other county grounds.

Has had the distinction of facing the legendary Fred Trueman whilst playing for the MCC and even managed to hit him for 4, a well-placed edge through the slip cordon.

Was once asked by another cricketing legend, Geoffrey Boycott, if he would like to bowl at him in the nets. Peter, in holding dear to his KMCC roots said ‘no thanks, I’d rather go for a pint’.

Left KMCC for league minnows Ripon, when he realised that he’d never win the bowling averages whilst the legend that is Rod Pickles was captain.

After realising that he was too good for league minnows Ripon, he plied his trade for various teams throughout Yorkshire, even having a spell with league minnows Harrogate before finding his second home, with Wakefield City. After nearly 20 years service with Wakefield City, Peter retired in 1998 at the top of his game, thinking he’d banished all his cricketing demons.

However, a trip home to see the olds and the sight of his beloved KMCC playing short one day, only fanned the flames of desire and a call to arms was answered.

Batting

A man on undoubted quality when it comes to nurdling and working the ball for ones and twos – Duncan and Brad take note, not every ball has to be smashed out of the ground to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Has a highest score of 99, would have certainly been a century, had he not foolishly ran himself out going for a risky second amongst all the excitement.

Fielding

Fantastic fielder with a safe pair of hands. His reputation was only slightly tarnished after a mix up involving himself and shedly over a catch off Tuffnells bowling. A mistake that Peter soon realised should never be made again.

Bowling

A genuine opening bowler with real potential. Has over the years, mastered the art of ‘bowling to contain’ and would have done former bowling coach Gout proud with his recent efforts. Wickets have unfortunately been hard to come by recently, mainly due to the inability of Big GT to hold onto a catch.

Strengths

Ability to tie an end down while keeping it tight.

Father of future KMCC regular 1st teamer Benjamin and also future tea lady, Lindsey.

Weaknesses

Occasional family commitments that make him unavailable every Saturday.

An unfathomed support for Rodney in insisting we bat first every game.

A dodgy hamstring of late which is hampering his ability to bowl straight through.

Marital Status

Married to the lovely Angela – A fine addition to the tea lady roster.