Full name Peter Raymond Sleep
Born May 4, 1957, Penola, South Australia
Current age 59 years 218 days
Major teams Australia, South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Mar 10-15, 1979 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Jan 12-16, 1990 scorecard|
|First-class span||1976 - 1994|
|List A span||1978/79 - 1992/93|
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.
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