T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Peter Forrest - Foz

  • Date of Birth15/11/1985
  • Lives inBrisbane
  • PositionBatsman
  • Weight93kg
  • Height185cm
  • Bat UsedKookaburra
  • Bowling StyleRight-arm medium
  • Batting StyleRight-handed
  • Favourite Shot/BallStraight bomb
  • StatusFit

One of the Heat's iron men, Foz has not missed a game in the Heat's short two-year history and was something of an unsung hero in the title win in BBL|02.

He was a key part of the most memorable finish of Season 2 when he combined with Chris Hartley to plunder 15 off the final over against the Adelaide Strikers to steal victory, smashing a clutch six in the final over on his way to 12 not out off seven balls.

Foz was there again at the finish (12no off 11 balls) to support Chris Lynn through a potentially tricky situation against the Thunder at Homebush Stadium, then gave the team some impetus when elevated from No.6 to open in the final qualifying match against the Hurricanes with 18 off 11 balls.

He made 17 off 16 balls in the final against the Perth Scorchers and did the bulk of the early scoring.

Foz captained the team for the bulk of BBL|01 when captain James Hopes was injured and holds a small place in Heat history as the first player to score a half-century.

That was when he top-scored in a close loss to the Perth Scorchers at the WACA with 59 off 42 balls. His other big days were when he clubbed 33 not out off 18 balls against Hobart at the Gabba, and 33 off 27 balls against the Sydney Thunder.

Foz is a former New South Welshmen who ventured north in search of more opportunities in the winter of 2011. He won a man of the match award in his debut in the one-day arena for the Queensland Bulls and followed up with a century on debut in the Sheffield Shield.

Away from cricket, he loves a good coffee and can be spotted with fellow Heat member Ben Cutting and others on most mornings at their favourite cafe.

Peter was a talented rugby league player in the Penrith juniors whose father Ian was a first grade player with Parramatta and Cronulla. He is a committed backer of a number of charities, including anything that supports breast cancer treatment, and the Defib Your Club, For Life program.

An absolute beauty. Strong in power, strong in mind, strong in technique. Great having him in the group. Stuart Law

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