Peter Sleep      

Full name Peter Raymond Sleep

Born May 4, 1957, Penola, South Australia

Current age 57 years 228 days

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Coach

Peter Raymond Sleep
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 21 1 483 90 24.15 1323 36.50 0 3 35 0 4 0
First-class 175 285 50 8201 182 34.89 15 40 104 1
List A 33 30 5 956 109 38.24 1 4 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 23 2982 1397 31 5/72 5/99 45.06 2.81 96.1 1 1 0
First-class 175 28063 14299 363 8/133 39.39 3.05 77.3 9 0
List A 33 168 177 4 2/58 2/58 44.25 6.32 42.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Mar 10-15, 1979 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Jan 12-16, 1990 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1976-1994
List A span 1978-1993
Profile

Legspinner Peter Sleep was one of the many relatively anodyne slow bowlers given a chance before Shane Warne arrived. He was rather innocuous at Test level, as a strike rate of a wicket every 96 balls suggests. He did win an Ashes Test, though, at Sydney in 1986-87, taking his only five-for in the second innings of a match better remembered for Peter Taylor's debut exploits. Sleep, who was wittily nicknamed "Sounda", also made three Test fifties, and was a Lancashire League regular for many years, before becoming captain and then coach of Lancashire's 2nd XI.
Rob Smyth

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May 7, 2001

Rishton captain Peter Sleep in action

Rishton captain Peter Sleep in action

© Nigel Stockley

May 7, 2001

Disconsolate Brian Heywood walks off after falling leg before to Sleep

Disconsolate Brian Heywood walks off after falling leg before to Sleep

© Nigel Stockley

Feb 13, 1990

Peter Sleep

Peter Sleep

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

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