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Nevill returns to Sixers for BBL|07

21 September 2017

Peter Nevill returns to Sydney Sixers for BBL|07 // Getty

Gloveman returns to Sydney Sixers on a multi-year deal, departing the Renegades after a five-season stint

Peter Nevill will don magenta instead of red this summer after the Sydney Sixers announced the Test wicketkeeper has crossed from the Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming KFC Big Bash League season.

Nevill will return to the SCG-based side on a multi-year deal after spending five seasons with the Renegades, where he's shared the gloves with incumbent Test 'keeper Matthew Wade in recent seasons.

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The 31-year-old admitted he's looking to returning home and playing alongside many of his NSW Blues teammates.

"It was a great opportunity to be back playing with people that I've played with extensively at NSW," he said.

"One of my fondest cricket memories was winning the BBL|01 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."

Nevill played 27 matches for the Renegades, and last summer made headlines when he was blindsided by the bat of Adelaide Strikers captain Brad Hodge, who had accidentally let go of his willow when playing a swipe to the leg side.

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The right-hander joins NSW teammate Sean Abbott in committing to the club for BBL|07, which also features the likes of Moises Henriques, Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson and Stephen O'Keefe.

"The Sydney Sixers are very pleased that one of NSW and their own favourite sons is coming home to continue his T20 career," Sixers coach Greg Shipperd said.

"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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