|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|
|International Debut||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.|
|Awards||• In 2018, he won Angus Stewart Award for Personal Achievement.
• In 2011, he won an award in the West Australian Football League.
|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|
|Parents||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.
- 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 deteriorated. He faced involuntary eye movement.
- At the age of twelve, he gained an interest in 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.
- He began his career by playing football, but later, he quit the game and opted to play blind cricket and goalball.
- He got interested in blind cricket because of Western Australia cricket captain Bradley Brider, who later became his close friend.
- He was selected for the Australian A cricket team in 2016 when he was seventeen years old.
- In 2016, during the Australian National Goalball Championship in Sydney, he became the best player in the tournament and received the highest goal scorer award.
- In 2017, he was selected in the Australian blind cricket team for the Blind T20 World Cup, becoming the youngest member of the team.
- In the same year, he represented Western Australia at National Cricket Inclusion Championships, where he scored his first century for the Western Australia club.
- Meanwhile, he was selected for the Australia men’s national goalball team for the IBSA Asia/Pacific Goalball Regional Championships.
- In 2017, he was awarded the Youth Sports scholarship for his excellence in cricket and goal ball.
- 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 🇦🇺
— 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.”