BBL 2017-18: Peter Nevill returns to Sydney Sixers

Peter Nevill played 27 matches for Melbourne Renegades.

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Peter Nevill © Getty Images
Peter Nevill © Getty Images

After a five-year stint with Melbourne Renegades, Peter Nevill is ready to keep wickets for his home BBL franchise Sydney Sixers. Nevill will return to Sixers for a multi-year deal, after serving Renegades in 27 matches.

Last year he made headlines for being hit by Brad Hodges’ bat, keeping him away from the entire season. Sixers also features players such as Moises Henriques, Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson and Steve O’Keefe. Sixers coach Greg Shipperd is glad to have Nevill back to his home side.

Nevill expressed his excitement to cricket.com.au, “It was a great opportunity to be back playing with people that I’ve played with extensively at NSW. One of my fondest cricket memories was winning the BBL season 1 title with the Sixers and I’d love to win another one with the same guys. My best mates play for NSW and the Sixers so the ability to play all season with through, through state and then BBL cricket was a real attraction. The Sixers have a great environment, given the nucleus is similar to NSW, and I love the culture. Another factor was being able to spend the festive period at home in Sydney.”

Meanwhile, Shipperd also welcomed his teammate, “The Sydney Sixers are very pleased that one of NSW and their own favourite sons is coming home to continue his T20 career. Peter brings his experiences from outside back with him and we hope to utilise his domestic and international knowledge in our favour. Highly respected throughout the cricketing community he will fit straight back into a squad he knows well. It is important that we continue the progress we made in achieving a grand final last year and peter with bat gloves and as a leader may just be that final piece of the puzzle.”

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