About Alviro Petersen

Born 25th November 1980 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Alviro started his first class cricket career aged 21 at Northern Titans, where he went onto play for six years.

Alviro then moved to the Highveld Lions and was named captain of the side in 2010. Under his leadership, the Lions have flourished, playing in five domestic finals including the final of the Champions League in 2012. They have also acheived three Champions League places in the last four years.

Alviro made his ODI debut for South Africa in 2006 in East London and then his Test debut in 2010 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He became the third South African to score a hundred on test debut.

Alviro made his t20 International debut for South Africa in 2010 at the Sir Vivian Richards Ground, Antigua.

Alviro Petersen

Records and Achievements

  • 2008/ 09 – Set a South African record for the most first class runs in a Season (1,376).
  • 2008/ 09 – Made the most first class centuries in a Season (6)
  • 2008/09 – Scored a century in each innings of a first class game, twice in a season.
  • Holds the record along with K. Wessels and M. van Jaarsveld to have scored a century in each inninngs of a first class game, three times.
  • In 2010 he was named one of the Mutual and Federal Cricketers of the Year
  • 2011 – Captained English County Glamorgan, where he became the sixth player in their history to score more than 2000 runs in a Season (2,039).
  • 2011 – Named Glamorgan Balconiers Player of the Year
  • 2011 – Named Glamorgan First Class Player of the Year
  • 2011 – Named Glamorgan Players, Player of the Year
  • 2011/ 12 – South Africa first class Cricketer of the Year
  • 2012 – Top 12 Run Scorers in the World (Test Cricket)


  • South Africa
  • Essex
  • Glamorgan
  • Lions
  • North West
  • Northerns
  • Somerset
  • Titans