Full name Neil Robert Ferreira
Born June 3, 1979, Salisbury (now Harare)
Current age 38 years 56 days
Major teams Manicaland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Only Test||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 7-8, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||East Zone v Zimbabwe Cricket Union President's XI at Mumbai (BS), Nov 4-6, 2005 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996/97|
|Last List A||Manicaland v Mashonaland at Mutare, Nov 22, 2004 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|21, 9||ZCU Pres XI||v East Zone||Mumbai (BS)||4 Nov 2005||FC|
|22, 7||ZCU Pres XI||v North Zone||Mumbai||27 Oct 2005||FC|
|8, 0||Zimbabwe A||v Kenya||Harare||17 Oct 2005||FC|
Educated at Falcon College, Esigodini Neil Ferreira represented Zimbabwe at the various age group teams. An allround sportsman, he also plays tennis, squash and hockey and was in 1997 Falcon 1st XI, Hockey captain. His hobbies include shooting and fishing. Neil is an ex-Academy player, left-hand opening bat and wicketkeeper. He played with the Academy in 1998-99 and played for Manicaland until he joined the rebel players in 2004. His ability is perhaps limited by international standards, but he is a great-hearted player who rarely surrenders his wicket easily. He is a heavy scorer against all but the best bowling, and made his Test debut as an opening batsman for Zimbabwe against New Zealand in 2004-05 in the infamous two-day drubbing at Harare Sports Club.
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