Peter Gatehouse was a left-arm quick bowler who played in nineteen first-class matches for Glamorgan between 1957 and 1962 whilst studying pharmacy at Cardiff University.
He made his 2nd XI debut for Glamorgan shortly after his seventeenth birthday during 1953, and after completing his first degree, he made his first-class debut against Nottinghamshire at Llanelli. He opened the bowling in tandem with Hugh Davies and removed the visitor’s top three in quick succession. Nottinghamshire never recovered from this bad start and although Peter went wicketless in their second innings, Glamorgan secured an innings victory.
Peter’s postgraduate studies allowed him to play throughout the second half of 1958, and in what was only his third-ever Championship appearance, the tall left-armer returned figures of 7/94 against Middlesex at Lord’s. However, his studies took priority during 1959 but Peter re-appeared in six games for the 1st XI during 1960 after some good returns in 2nd XI and club cricket.
After gaining his doctorate, Peter opted against a career in professional cricket and instead pursued a career in pharmacy. However, he re-appeared in two games during August 1962 when Glamorgan were beset with injuries to other bowlers, with Peter playing against the Pakistani’s at Swansea as well as against Kent at Canterbury. He continued to play club cricket for many years, and captained Cardiff CC during their Centenary season in 1967. In his youth, Peter had also played rugby for Caerphilly RFC.
GATEHOUSE, Dr. Peter Warlow
Born – Caerphilly, 3rd May 1936.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 20 v Derbyshire at Llanelli, 1960; 7/94 v Middlesex at Lord’s, 1958.