|Full name||Peter James Petherick|
|Born||25 September 1942|
Ranfurly, New Zealand
|Died||7 June 2015 72) (aged|
Perth, Western Australia
|Test debut(cap 136)||9 October 1976 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||25 February 1977 v Australia|
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.
Making his first-class debut at 33,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, and he finished the 1975–76 season with 42 wickets at 20.13.
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.He died in Perth, Australia, on 7 June 2015.
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