Full name Peter Raymond Sleep
Born May 4, 1957, Penola, South Australia
Current age 59 years 355 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.
By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries
Also, what's the record for most matches without scoring a run?