25 September 1942|
Ranfurly, New Zealand
|Died||7 June 2015
Perth, Western Australia
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm offbreak|
Peter James Petherick (25 September 1942 – 7 June 2015) was an off-spinner who represented New Zealand in six Test cricket matches between October 1976 and March 1977. He is one of two New Zealand bowlers to achieve a hat-trick in Test matches. He is one of only three players, along with Maurice Allom and Damien Fleming, to have taken a hat-trick on Test debut.
Making his first-class debut at 33, he played for Otago from 1975-76 to 1977-78, and for Wellington from 1978-79 to 1980-81. In his fifth match he took 9 for 93 in the first innings against Northern Districts, and he finished the 1975-76 season with 42 wickets at 20.13.
After his retirement from cricket, Petherick took up lawn bowls, and skippered a two-man team to the final of the New Zealand national bowls championship in 2006. He died in Perth, Australia, on 7 June 2015.
- "Former NZ offspinner Petherick dies aged 72". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
- Otago v Northern Districts 1975-76
- "Upsets at bowls champs". One Sport. 3 January 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
- NZ Newswire via Yahoo!7 sports 8 June 2015 Off spinner Peter Petherick dies
- "Former New Zealand spinner Peter Petherick dies at 72". Yahoo! News. Associated Press. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- Peter Petherick at Cricinfo
- Peter Petherick at Cricket Archive
- "Greatest moments in Otago sport, number 54: Petherick bamboozles the Pakistanis" Otago Daily Times, 12 September 2011.
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