Peter Philpott      

Full name Peter Ian Philpott

Born November 21, 1934, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 79 years 336 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Coach, Author

Education North Sydney Boys' High

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 1 93 22 10.33 0 0 0 5 0
First-class 76 109 17 2886 156 31.36 4 15 55 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 13 2262 1000 26 5/90 6/152 38.46 2.65 87.0 2 1 0
First-class 76 15717 7427 245 7/53 30.31 2.83 64.1 12 2
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Mar 3-8, 1965 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 7-11, 1966 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1954-1967
Profile

Peter Philpott was a legspinner and a capable batsman who was also an outstanding slip fielder who seemed set for a decent run in the side when he finished his first series - in the Caribbean - with 18 wickets at 34.94. In his first Test at home, against England at Brisbane, he took 5 for 90, but he was discarded after taking 3 for 281 in the three innings that followed and he retired soon after, while still in his prime. He went on to become a renowned coach, taking charge of Sri Lanka for a time, and a passionate advocate of legspin in an era when it was an all but forgotten art.
Martin Williamson

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Nov 1, 1965

Peter Philpott, player portrait, November 1, 1965

Peter Philpott, player portrait

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Oct 22-26
Pakistan 454 Australia 70/0
Elimination Final: NSW v Queensland at Sydney
Oct 24, 2014 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
Final: Western Aust v TBA at Sydney
Oct 26, 2014 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 20:00 EDT | 19:00 CDT | 17:00 PDT)
Western Aust v Tasmania at Perth
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT)
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