Peter Nevill

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Peter Nevill
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Personal information
Full namePeter Michael Nevill
Born (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 33)
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 443)16 July 2015 v England
Last Test12 November 2016 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2009–presentNew South Wales (squad no. 19)
2011/12Sydney Sixers
2012–16Melbourne Renegades
2017–Sydney Sixers (squad no. 19)
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 17 106 70 56
Runs scored 468 5,058 1052 356
Batting average 22.28 37.74 22.38 14.24
100s/50s 0/3 10/26 0/5 0/0
Top score 66 235* 74 33
Balls bowled 6
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 0/8 -
Catches/stumpings 61/2 325/22 106/10 22/9
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 10 December 2016

Peter Michael Nevill (born 13 October 1985) is an Australian cricketer currently contracted domestically to New South Wales and the Sydney Sixers, having previously also played for the Melbourne Renegades. He was Australia's Test wicket-keeper from the second test of 2015 Ashes series until being dropped in November 2016. He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against South Africa on 4 March 2016.[2]

Domestic career[edit]

Nevill playing for New South Wales in 2008

Playing as a wicket-keeper, Nevill played for the Australian under-19 cricket team, and made his first-class début for New South Wales against Victoria at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in February 2009. In that match, Nevill made 18 and 0 and took one catch. In March 2012, he was called up to the Australian squad during the team's tour of the West Indies, in place of Brad Haddin to tend to his sick daughter, Mia, although he did not play a game on the tour.[3]

On 16 January 2017, Nevill was hit in the face by a cricket bat during the 2016–17 Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Adelaide Strikers.[4] The bat slipped out of the hands of Brad Hodge and hit Nevill breaking his cheekbone.[5]

2017–18 season[edit]

Nevill played for New South Wales in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup. On 8 October, Nevill equalled the record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in a List A game in the match between New South Wales and Cricket Australia XI.[6] Across six matches in the tournament he was involved in 19 dismissals.[7]

International career[edit]

Nevill was selected to go to England for the 2015 Ashes series, and made his Test debut for the second Test at Lord's after Brad Haddin made himself unavailable for selection due to family reasons.[8] His baggy green cap was presented by Steve Waugh. Nevill finished with seven catches on debut, and seven dismissals overall, to be tied for second for catches overall, but an Ashes debut record.[9][10] He also scored 45 runs in the first innings, just missing his first half-century on debut, however he went on to score 57 in the second innings of his third Test at Edgbaston.[11]

On 9 January 2016, Nevill made his debut for Melbourne Renegades as teammate Matthew Wade, Australia's limited-overs wicket-keeper was called up for international duties. Nevill ran himself out after Adam Zampa was hit on the nose off his deflection from a shot from Dwayne Bravo, as it went on to hit the stumps.[12]

On 9 February 2016, a day after Australia lost the Chappell-Hadlee series to New Zealand, Nevill was named as the wicketkeeper of choice for ICC World T20 after Matthew Wade was dropped for poor glovesmanship. Despite given his modest batting average, it was speculated that with a deep T20 batting lineup, the side could afford a specialist wicket-keeper.[13]

Batting against Sri Lanka in July 2016, Peter Nevill along with Steve O'Keefe set the record for the slowest partnership in the history of test cricket for any wicket with a scoring rate of just 0.13 for the 9th wicket (4 runs off 174 balls).[14][15][16]

In November 2016, Nevill was dropped from the Test side after the second Test of the South Africa series and replaced with Matthew Wade. A week later he made 179* in a Sheffield Shield match.[17][18]


  1. ^ "Peter Nevill". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Australia tour of South Africa, 1st T20I: South Africa v Australia at Durban, Mar 4, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ Daniel Brettig (2012). "Nevill and Haddin trade places again" – ESPNcricinfo. Published 16 March 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Nevill taken to hospital with suspected broken jaw". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Big Bash: Melbourne Renegades' Peter Nevill hit by bat". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Maddinson ton, Nevill record cap NSW's victory". ESPN Cricinfo. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Records / JLT One-Day Cup, 2017/18 - New South Wales / Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Inc. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Watson dropped, Haddin withdraws". Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Nevill's lesson in temperament". Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  10. ^ Fielding records from Statsguru
  11. ^ "Haddin to press for Ashes recall". Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Zampa keeps head to affect miracle run out". Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Nevill leads World T20 squad shocks". Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Australia v Sri Lanka 2016: Stephen O'Keefe and Peter Nevill break record for slowest innings in history". Fox Sports. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Sandakan creates history as left-arm spinners take stage". Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  16. ^ "O'Keefe, Nevill creep into record books". Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  17. ^ "Scorecard: Sheffield Shield, 11th Match: Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Nov 26–29, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  18. ^ Cherny, Daniel (30 November 2016). "Matthew Wade v Peter Nevill: The great Test wicket-keeping debate". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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