Rene Shevill

Rene Shevill, along with Essie and Fernie, was one of three sisters to play Test cricket for Australia in 1934/5.

Born on 20th August 1910 in Sydney, NSW, former Test players for Australia and twin sisters, Irene Henrietta Shevill and Fernie Leone Blade (nee Shevill).

There was a third sister, Essie Shevill. All three sisters played in the very first Test series, against England in 1934/35. Essie played in all three but the twins did not and thus missed the unique opportunity to be the first twins to play Test cricket.

In the first Test, at Brisbane Fernie played, opening the bowling for she was a right-arm fast bowler. She took no wickets (0-24) and scored 0 and 4 runs batting at eleven. She is Test cap eleven. That is her Test career.

In the second Test, at Sydney, Rene came in to do the job of wicket keeper. She was replacing the injured Hilda Hills who broke her nose batting in the first Test. Rene played two Tests, took a catch, made 15 runs with a top score of 10.