Former Australia wicketkeeper Peter Nevill announces retirement

Former Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has called time on his professional career on Friday (April 1). Nevill hasn’t been on the field since February this year with a shoulder injury ending his season early for New South Wales.

“I always knew that I was close to the end of my career,” Nevill said. “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 made his bow for Australia in the 2015 Ashes where he scored 45 with the bat in his side’s massive win at the Lord’s. He went on to play eight more Tests, with his most recent appearance coming in November 2016 against South Africa in Hobart. Australia lost that Test and the series with a game to spare and Nevill was one of the casualties as he lost his spot to Matthew Wade. Even though he never played ODI cricket for Australia, Nevill was picked in the T20I side nine times 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).”

Updated: April 2, 2022 — 3:56 pm

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