Shared News • Last updated on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018, 07:19 AM
Peter is a great role model for all our players in the way he goes about his work and helps every player to be the best they can be” – Jaques
New South Wales named Peter Nevill as their full-time captain in the absence of the banned Steve Smith for the JLT One-Day Cup and Sheffield Shield this season, confirmed their coach Phil Jaques. The Australia Test wicketkeeper has assumed the responsibility several times in the past, often stepping in to fill the void left by players on national duty.
“Peter has shown for some time that he is a quality leader on and off the field,” NSW coach Phil Jaques said. “His experience for Australia and decade of hard cricket at first-class level gives him the foundation to continue building on the successful tradition of NSW. Peter is a great role model for all our players in the way he goes about his work and helps every player to be the best they can be.”
More recently, Nevill had led NSW during the second half of last year’s Sheffield Shield after Moises Henriques resigned from the position taking a personal leave. With Nevill being appointed as leader, both the men’s and women’s side of NSW will now be led by wicketkeepers, with Alyssa Healy on Saturday having been named the replacement for the role in place of retired Alex Blackwell.