Hometown: Perth, Western Australia
Age: 23 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried
|Nickname||Flip Steffan Nero – Facebook|
|Profession||Visually Impaired Cricketer|
|Known for||Making a world record of the highest individual score in blind cricket with 309 runs against New Zealand on 14 June 2022|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 163 cm
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 60 kg
in pounds– 132 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 38 Inches
– Waist: 30 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
|Hair Colour||Light Beige Blonde|
ODI– 14 June 2022 against New Zealand
T20– 31 January 2017 against Nepal
|Jersey Number||# 95 (Australia)|
|Domestic/State Team||Western Australia|
|Batting Style||Right handed batsman|
|Record||In June 2022, he scored 309 runs in 140 balls including 49 fours and one six in the ODI between New Zealand and Australia. He made a record of the highest individual score in blind cricket.|
|Award||In 2018, he won Angus Stewart Awards for Personal Achievement.|
|Date of Birth||Year, 1999|
|Age (as of 2022)||23 Years|
|Birthplace||Perth, Western Australia|
|Hometown||Perth, Western Australia|
|College/University||The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia|
|Educational Qualifications Perth Now||• Bachelor of Laws
• Bachelor of Behavioural science
|Hobbies||Playing football, playing goalball|
|Relationships & More|
Father– Leo Nero
Mother– Anna Nero
|Siblings||Sister– TJ Nero|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Steffan Nero
- Steffan Nero is an Australian visually impaired cricketer who is known for making a world record of the highest individual score in blind cricket with 309 runs against New Zealand on 14 June 2022.
Steffan Nero bags 309 runs against New Zealand
- When he was born, he was diagnosed with congenital nystagmus. In an interview, he said that when he was young, he was totally blind. He further said,
When I was young, I was actually very blind. I couldn’t see a metre in front of me, but I hit my head and I actually got better sight.”
- When he was ten years old, he used to play cricket with able-bodied children, but later, he started playing blind cricket after his vision started to deteriorate. He faced involuntary eye movement.
- At the age of twelve, he gained an interest in goalball.
Steffan Nero playing goalball
- In an interview, he said that he used to play cricket with his father as a child, but he could not see the bouncer balls he bowled at him.
- When he started his career, he used to play football, but later, he quit the game and opted to play blind cricket and goalball.
Steffan Nero playing cricket when he was young
- He got interested in blind cricket because of Western Australian captain Bradley Brider, who later became his close friend.
Steffan Nero with Bradley Brider
- He was selected for the Australian A team in 2016 when he was seventeen years old.
- In 2016, during the 2016 Australian National Goalball Championship in Sydney, he became the best player in the tournament and received the highest goal scorer award in the tournament.
- In 2017, he was selected in the Australian blind cricket team for the 2017 Blind T20 World Cup, becoming the youngest member of the team.
- In 2017, he represented Western Australia at National Cricket Inclusion Championships where he scored his first century for the Western Australia club.
Steffan Nero celebrating his first century for the Western Australia club
- In 2017, he was selected for the Australia men’s national goalball team for the IBSA Asia/Pacific Goalball Regional Championships.
- In 2017, he won the Youth Sports scholarship.
Steffan Nero wins Youth Sports scholarship
- In 2019, he was selected for the Australian visually impaired futsal team to play five matches in England.
- In May 2022, he was selected in the Australian squad for International Cricket Inclusion Series against the New Zealand national blind cricket team.
A TRIPLE century! Steffan Nero finishes 309* (140) in the Australian Blind Cricket Team’s first ODI against New Zealand 🇦🇺
That’s his third consecutive century at the #ICIS22 after scores of 113 (46) and 101* (47) earlier this week 👏 https://t.co/MDTiUnAC1S | #ASportForAll pic.twitter.com/cqv9vBEPW3
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) June 14, 2022
- In an interview, he said that for him sports were the most important thing in life. He said,
Without sport, I would not be the person I am today. I have met so many incredible people that have all their own lessons and experiences to share with me. Through sport, I have found people whom I can count on for support and guidance.”
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