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Peter Lever
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Peter Lever

England

INTL CAREER: 1970 - 1975

Full Name

Peter Lever

Born

September 17, 1940, Todmorden, Yorkshire

Age

80y 231d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

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.
John Thicknesse

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1718235088*21.8781143.1502321110
ODI1032178*17.002470.83000020
FC30131466353488*14.250111060
List A183743738523*10.4000460
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test173135711509416/389/10336.8087.00120
ODI109440261114/354/3523.7240.00100
FC30145945203777967/7025.5957.70282
List A183925848822725/215/2117.9434.001030
Peter Lever
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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 three-year-old son
Peter Lever plays with his son Stuart