Full name Peter Lever
Born September 17, 1940, Todmorden, Yorkshire
Current age 74 years 350 days
Major teams England, Lancashire, Tasmania
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relation Brother - C Lever
|Test debut||Australia v England at Perth, Dec 11-16, 1970 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 31-Aug 5, 1975 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 18, 1975 scorecard|
|First-class span||1960 - 1976|
|List A span||1963 - 1983|
Stern competition in the shape of John Snow, Jeff Jones, David Brown and Ken Higgs meant that Peter Lever was 30 before he played an official Test, in 1970-71, although he did take 7 for 83 at The Oval in 1970 against Garry Sobers's powerful Rest of the World XI. Picked as the upwind seamer in Perth's inaugural Test, Lever was disconcerted to discover that the Fremantle Doctor, the local wind, was so strong that he had to start his run-up two yards nearer the stumps than usual to reach the bowling crease in rhythm. Typically, he battled gamely into it for 21 eight-ball overs. Four years after that Lever's 6 for 38 on a Melbourne greentop helped England, 4-0 down in the Lillee-Thomson series, to win the final Test by an innings, but that tour finished on a low at Auckland where Lever almost killed Ewen Chatfield, the New Zealand No. 11 who was making his debut, with a bouncer that hit him on the temple.
Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1971-72
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