Full name Peter James Petherick
Born September 25, 1942, Ranfurly, Otago
Died June 7, 2015, Perth, Western Australia (aged 72 years 255 days)
Major teams New Zealand, Otago, Wellington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Oct 9-13, 1976 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1977 scorecard|
|First-class span||1975/76 - 1980/81|
|List A span||1978/79 - 1980/81|
Offspinner Peter Petherick is one of three men - Maurice Allom and Damien Fleming being the others - to take a hat-trick on his Test debut. He did so against Pakistan in Lahore in 1976-77 at the age of 34, having only made his first-class debut for Otago a year earlier, and what an illustrious triumvirate it was: Javed Miandad, Wasim Raja and Intikhab Alam. But there was only one way for Petherick to go from there, and he duly obliged. He was unfortunate not to be picked for the 1978 England tour, and played just six Tests (only one at home in which he bowled four overs), five of which New Zealand lost, taking 16 wickets at an average of 42.56.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
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