|Birth Day:||May 4, 1957|
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He made his first class debut in 1976 for South Australia.
Sleep was picked on the 1979 tour to India. He was one of three spinners in the squad, the others being Jim Higgs and Bruce Yardley. This meant Sleep had to break a contract he had signed with the Lancashire League, and Sleep was fined.
In 1980 he scored 663 runs at 41 and took 22 wickets at 34, but was overlooked for the 1981 Ashes in favour of Bright and Beard.
Sleep's consistent performances at first class level saw him selected on Australia's 1982 tour of Pakistan.
Sleep made 775 runs that summer at 40.78 and took 32 wickets at 46.21. He kept his place in the Australian side on the 1988 tour of Pakistan.
Sleep was not selected in the Australian side over the 1988-89 summer as the selectors went for Trevor Hohns and Tim May. They were the spinners chosen on the 1989 tour of England. In 1988/89 Sleep made 587 runs at 41.92 and took 14 first class wickets at 63.92.
In 1991 he broke the Lancashire league batting record, held for 40 years by Everton Weekes with 1,621 runs. In 1995 he helped Rishton to win the league for the first time since the 1950s. He captained and coached the Lancashire 2nd XI to a championship where he worked with a young Andrew Flintoff.
In 1990-91 Sleep was dropped from South Australia after taking only four wickets at an average of 98. He was back in the team in December 1991 after some strong performances at domestic level. South Australian coach Peter Philpott said ""Peter's future Shield career will now depend on whether he's good enough to bowl leg-spinners at this level and get results. It will be dependent on that, not on his batting. If he can't do it we'll have to look elsewhere."
Sleep has coached for a number of years. In 2014 the website for the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy said he had been coaching batting and bowling there for four years.
Peter was born in Penola, South Australia.
Currently, Peter Sleep is 64 years, 0 months and 6 days old. Peter Sleep will celebrate 65th birthday on a Wednesday 4th of May 2022. Below we countdown to Peter Sleep upcoming birthday.