Neil Ferreira

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Neil Ferreira
Cricket information
BattingLeft-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 40
Runs scored 21 2515
Batting average 10.50 34.93
100s/50s 0/0 9/8
Top score 16 220*
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 0/- 84/8
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 June 2012

Neil Robert Ferreira (born 3 June 1979 in Salisbury - now Harare) is a Zimbabwean cricketer.

Having also tried his hand at sports including tennis, squash, and hockey, he made his name as a left-handed opening batsman for the academy and for Manicaland, he is also a wicket keeper. His first Test involvement was in the August 2005 Test against New Zealand.

Prior to playing for his country Ferreira also played first-class cricket for Manicaland C.C scoring an impressive 501 runs in the 1999-2000 season and once again in the 2001-02 season taking out leading run scorer with 650 runs. On 8 August 2005 Ferreira received his Zimbabwean test cap being the 70th cricketer to represent Zimbabwe. Ferreira opened the batting for Zimbabwe's first innings but only managed 5 runs off 9 balls, Zimbabwe were then dismissed for just 59 and New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming enforced the follow on and once again Ferreira opened the batting and was dismissed for 16 runs off 90 balls, Zimbabwe were then all out for 99.

Ferreira has raised three sons two of which are playing B-Grade for Great Southern Grammar. Matthew Ferreira an all round right hand batsman and right arm leg spinner and Michael Ferreira a top order left hand batsman and a handy right arm medium pace.[citation needed]

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