Former New Zealand off spinner Peter Petherick is passed away today here at Perth. New Zealand Cricket confirmed, 72 years old Mr. Petherick is no more. The Kiwi bowler represented country in 6 test cricket matches in which he took 16 wickets.
Mr. Peter Petherick’s biggest achievement was in his career that he is one of the only 3 bowlers in the world who have taken hat-trick on test debut. Australia’s Damien Fleming and England’s Maurice Allom are the other names in the list.
In his short career of six months (from October 1976 to March 1977) for Blackcaps he got popular for his hat trick against Pakistan. Peter dismissed Javed Miandad, Wasim Raja and Intikhab Alam on consecutive balls to register his name in the cricket books record. This match was played in Lahore, Pakistan.
Peter Patherick played 2 tests against Pakistan, 3 against India and one test match against Australia.
He also played for New Zealand’s domestic teams like Otago and Wellington. Mr Petherick was announced the New Zealand Almanack’s Player of the Year in 1976.