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Peter Lever

England|Bowler
INTL CAREER: 1970 - 1975
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Full Name

Peter Lever

Born

September 17, 1940, Todmorden, Yorkshire

Age

83y 164d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

RELATIONS

(brother)

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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Peter Lever Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests173135711509416/389/10336.802.5387.0120
ODIs109440261114/354/3523.723.5540.0100
FC301-45945203777967/70-25.592.6657.7-282
List A183-925848822725/215/2117.943.1634.01030

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests1718235088*21.8781143.1502321110
ODIs1032178*17.002470.83000020
FC30131466353488*14.25--011--1060
List A183743738523*10.40--00--460
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Photos of Peter Lever

The England XII against Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, July 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
A distraught Peter Lever is comforted by Derek Underwood
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
Peter Lever plays with his son Stuart
Garry Sobers is bowled by Peter Lever for 79