Full name Peter Ian Philpott
Born November 21, 1934, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 80 years 252 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
|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|
|First-class span||1954/55 - 1966/67|
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.
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