Peter Nevill announces retirement from all forms of cricket

By Real11 - Apr 1 2022 287 Views


Peter Nevill calls time on his professional career

Former Australia T20I and test wicket keeper batsman Peter Nevill announced his retirement  from all forms of professional cricket on Friday (April 1). Neville has been out of action since February this year with a shoulder injury which prematurely ended his season with the New South Wales 

"I always knew that I was close to the end of my career," Nevill said addressing the news. He further added "It was a frustrating season for me, I think I've missed more games this season due to injury than the rest of my career combined. I'm very proud that I was able to play for Australia, and that I was able to play for such a long time for New South Wales. I'd like to think that I was able to squeeze as much juice out of my orange as I could. For a bloke with minimal talent and no shots, I leave the game pretty content."

Nevill was first introduced to the international circuit in 2015 Ashes where he scored 45 in his side’s colossal win at the Lords’ He went on to play 8 more Tests, with his most recent appearance coming in November 2016 against the Proteas in Hobart. The Aussies lost that match and the series with a game to spare and Neville was one of the casualties as he lost his spot to Matthew Wade. Even though Nevill never represented Australia in ODIs, he was picked for 9 T20Is in his short international career. 

"I'd say (I was) someone who got the most out of the ingredients they had," Nevill said. "I've been fortunate to have played for as long as I have. It is hard to condense (my career) into something short and sweet. However, there's the opportunities I've had, the experiences, the people I've met, being able to travel the world, the ups and downs. Something that stands out is the very special people I've met, and there was no shortage of them at the Blues (NSW).

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