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Peter Lever      

Full name Peter Lever

Born September 17, 1940, Todmorden, Yorkshire

Current age 73 years 345 days

Major teams England, Lancashire, Tasmania

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - C Lever

Peter Lever
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 18 2 350 88* 21.87 811 43.15 0 2 32 1 11 0
ODIs 10 3 2 17 8* 17.00 24 70.83 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 301 314 66 3534 88* 14.25 0 11 106 0
List A 183 74 37 385 23* 10.40 0 0 46 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 31 3571 1509 41 6/38 9/103 36.80 2.53 87.0 1 2 0
ODIs 10 9 440 261 11 4/35 4/35 23.72 3.55 40.0 1 0 0
First-class 301 45945 20377 796 7/70 25.59 2.66 57.7 28 2
List A 183 9258 4882 272 5/21 5/21 17.94 3.16 34.0 10 3 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 18, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1960-1976
List A span 1963-1983
Profile

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.
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Jul 26, 1975

The England XII against Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, July 1975 Back: Bob Woolmer, Graham Gooch, Chris Old, Peter Lever, Dennis Amiss, David Steele, Barry Wood. Front: John Snow, Alan Knott, Tony Greig, John Edrich, Derek Underwood.

The England XII against Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, July 1975

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Feb 24, 1975

A distraught Peter Lever is comforted by Derek Underwood after felling Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, February 24, 1975

A distraught Peter Lever is comforted by Derek Underwood

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Feb 24, 1975

Ewen Chatfield deflects a bouncer from Peter Lever into his temple and collapses. His heart stopped and he was revived by Bernard Thomas, the England physio, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, February 24, 1975

Ewen Chatfield deflects a bouncer from Peter Lever into his temple and collapses. His heart stopped and he was revived by Bernard Thomas, the England physio

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1971-72

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