Full name Timothy James Phillips
Born March 13, 1981, Cambridge
Current age 34 years 142 days
Major teams Durham MCCU, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Essex Cricket Board
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Felsted; Durham University
|Last First-class||Essex v Hampshire at Colchester, Jul 13-16, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999|
|Last List A||Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 28, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Essex at Beckenham, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/36, 1||Essex||v Warwickshire||Chelmsford||28 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/35, 11*||Essex||v Northants||Northampton||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|14*, 0/73||Essex||v Hampshire||Chelmsford||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/42||Essex||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/48||Essex||v Lancashire||Chelmsford||5 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/30, 10*||Essex||v Warwickshire||Chelmsford||2 Aug 2014||T20|
|2/30, 27||Essex||v Leics||Chelmsford||31 Jul 2014||LA|
|2/31||Essex||v Worcs||Worcester||27 Jul 2014||LA|
|0/39||Essex||v Sussex||Chelmsford||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|9, 1/8||Essex||v Hampshire||Chelmsford||22 Jul 2014||T20|
Injury dogged Tim Phillips' early career with Essex, particularly the cruciate ligament problem that put paid to his entire 2003 season. He had another two years to wait for another first-team performance, but he finally got one in 2005 (his first since 2002). That same year he was named the Second XI Player of the Year for all counties and gained a two-year contract extension as a result.
Phillips established himself as one of the most useful spinners in limited-overs county cricket, his guile sheltering his left-armers from the assault bowlers often face at Chelmsford. But in the first-class game he struggled to have any impact. Philips' career owed much to close work with John Childs, a fellow left-arm spinner and someone who has helped him develop flight. A Durham University graduate, Phillips was also useful batsman. He retired at the end of 2014 season.
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