Peter Nevill’s Ashes hopes have been given some life after the wicket keeper’s world record performance, being involved in an astounding eight dismissals for New South Wales in the JLT Cup on Sunday.
Nevill has now claimed sole ownership of the record for the most dismissals by an Australian keeper which was previously six by former Test keepers Adam Gilchrist and Brad Haddin as well as Wade Seccombe and on three occasions Ryan Campbell.
He joins Englishmen Derek Taylor, Steve Parlframan and James Piper in a record that hasn’t featured anyone new since 2001.
The wicket-keeper helped the Blues to a 93 run win against the CA XI to put his name on Australian selector’s radars for the upcoming Ashes series.
Opener Nic Maddinson hit an impressive century scoring a total of 123 runs from 113 balls, providing him with the player of the match honours.
With Australian coach Darren Lehman in attendance, Nevill is hoping the impressive performance is enough to earn him a spot in this years Ashes squad.