Peter Petherick

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Peter Petherick
Personal information
Full namePeter James Petherick
Born(1942-09-25)25 September 1942
Ranfurly, New Zealand
Died7 June 2015(2015-06-07) (aged 72)
Perth, Western Australia
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  136)9 October 1976 v  Pakistan
Last Test25 February 1977 v  Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class List A
Runs scored342002
Batting average 4.855.882.00
Top score1319*2
Balls bowled13054,62574
Wickets 161891
Bowling average 42.5624.4453.00
5 wickets in innings 090
10 wickets in match020
Best bowling3/909/931/39
Catches/stumpings 4/-27/-1/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Peter James Petherick (25 September 1942 – 7 June 2015) was a New Zealand cricketer who represented New Zealand in six Test cricket matches between October 1976 and March 1977 as an off-spinner. He is one of two New Zealand bowlers to achieve a hat-trick in Test matches. He is one of only three players, along with Maurice Allom and Damien Fleming, to have taken a hat-trick on Test debut.


Domestic career

Making his first-class debut at 33, [1] he played for Otago from 1975-76 to 1977–78, and for Wellington from 1978-79 to 1980–81. In his fifth match he took 9 for 93 in the first innings against Northern Districts, [2] and he finished the 1975–76 season with 42 wickets at 20.13.

After cricket

After his retirement from cricket, Petherick took up lawn bowls, and skippered a two-man team to the final of the New Zealand national bowls championship in 2006. [3] He died in Perth, Australia, on 7 June 2015. [4] [5]

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  1. "Former NZ offspinner Petherick dies aged 72". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  2. Otago v Northern Districts 1975-76
  3. "Upsets at bowls champs". One Sport . 3 January 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  4. NZ Newswire via Yahoo!7 sports 8 June 2015 Off spinner Peter Petherick dies Archived 8 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Former New Zealand spinner Peter Petherick dies at 72". Yahoo! News . Associated Press. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.