Peter Forman played 16 First-Class games for Nottinghamshire as an amateur between 1959 and 1962, making his debut in a County Championship match against Yorkshire at Middlesbrough – scoring 4 and 9 and took his first wicket in the second innings.

He was a right-hand low-order batsman, played primarily for his orthodox left-arm spin, from West Bridgford who was educated at Oakham School where he played in the First XI in 1949-51, skippering them in his final year. He joined the Trent Bridge squad in 1959 to play Second XI cricket as well as his first-team forays, captaining the Seconds in 1961.

In his First-Class career, Forman took 40 wickets at 32.27, with a best return of 5-73 versus Glamorgan in 1962; he made 180 runs at 10.58 with a top score of 26.

Peter Ralph Forman was born on 9 March 1934; his father, Ralph had played Second Eleven cricket for Notts in the 1920s. His grandfather, Frank Forman was a professional footballer in the late 19th C, appearing briefly for Derby County and for Nottingham Forest.  Frank was in the Forest team that won the FA Cup in 1898, beating his old club Derby 3-1 in the final. He also played nine times for England. Three members of the same family - Frank, his brother Fred (Peter Forman's great-uncle) and nephew Harry Linacre - made the same journey from Derby to Forest; Linacre was part of the first foreign tour by Forest, to South America in 1905.

After retiring from football, Frank and Harry went into business as a building contractor and their company Forman and Linacre still exists to this day, Peter being a director for many years.

In 35 appearances for  Notts Seconds in either the Minor Counties Championship or Second Eleven Competition, he scored 285 runs @8.63 and took 70 wickets @22.02. Peter played his club cricket for Forest Amateurs for many years, and also made appearances for The Forty Club. After retirement from playing he became an umpire for East Leake CC, the team his son Frank played for and the village Peter resided in. A house builder, hobby farmer and a lover of the countryside; he enjoyed walking and skiing and was very much a family man.  He was a regular and popular attendee at the Former Players' Days at Trent Bridge

Peter died on 3 October 2022, aged 88 years.

November 2022

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 417

See Peter Forman's career stats here