Bats Right Hand
Bats Right Hand
Peter Forrest might have started his career in NSW, but it wasn’t until he made the move north that his career really got going.
With a stack of more recognised players in front of him, Forrest was only able to play a handful of matches for the Blues from 2007-09.
His short stint for the Blues included a knock of 177 against Tasmania, which remains his highest first-class total.
The decision to move to Queensland paid dividends, with Forrest flourishing from the get go.
Three centuries in his first six matches in 2011 suggested NSW might have missed out on a prodigious talent, and with Forrest averaging in the mid 60’s, an Australian spot was on the cards.
Forrest got his chance in 2012 in the tri-series against India and Sri Lanka. He slotted in at number four, and immediately justified his selection.
A methodical 66 on debut was followed by another half-century two games later, before he cemented his position in the side with a fluent 104 in Hobart.
In doing so, Forrest became the first Australian batsman to pass 50 in three of their first four matches.
Unfortunately, his form has tapered off since, with the Queenslander only passing 20 in three of his next 12 matches.
It is clear that his statistics don’t do him any justice. Forrest averages around 20 or 30 in all forms of the game with his first-class record dropping considerably in the past two seasons.
In a mixed 2012/13 campaign, Forrest managed 119 against Victoria, and a fighting 56 in the final against Tasmania.
However, he did register a pair against the Tigers a few weeks earlier, while his form against the white ball was also below par.
A three-wicket haul to Steve O'Keefe and quickfire half century to Nic Maddinson have put NSW in a strong position at stumps on day three of their Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland.