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Philip Whitcombe      

Full name Philip John Whitcombe

Born November 11, 1928, Worcester

Died July 2008 (aged 79 years)

Major teams Oxford University, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education RGS Worcester; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 34 53 6 1156 104 24.59 1 30 8
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 34 8 10 1 1/8 10.00 7.50 8.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1949 - 1952
Profile

Philip Whitcombe was a wicketkeeper-batsman who played for Oxford University between 1950 and 1952, winning a Blue in 1951 and 1952, and also made a few appearances for Worcestershire before and after his university career. After a good freshman year, he was a regular in the side in his second year, scoring his only first-class hundred against Hampshire in an otherwise disappointing season with the bat. In 1953 he scored 60 against both Middlesex and Sussex and then played the rest of the summer for Worcestershire. His best performance was in his final game when he scored 37 and 89*, again against Hampshire.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Middlesex v Durham at Lord's - May 2-5
Middlesex won by 187 runs
Essex v Gloucs at Chelmsford - May 3-5
Gloucs won by 9 wickets
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - May 3-6
Derbyshire 205 Glamorgan 103/4d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 3-6
Leics 386 & 189/8 Kent 268
Northants v Lancashire at Northampton - May 3-6
Northants 385 & 42/2 Lancashire 436
Worcs v Somerset at Worcester - May 3-5
Worcs won by an innings and 62 runs
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