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Phil DeFreitas      

Full name Phillip Anthony Jason DeFreitas

Born February 18, 1966, Scotts Head, Dominica

Current age 48 years 313 days

Major teams England, Boland, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Phillip Anthony Jason DeFreitas
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 44 68 5 934 88 14.82 1691 55.23 0 4 103 8 14 0
ODIs 103 66 23 690 67 16.04 823 83.83 0 1 46 10 26 0
First-class 372 533 50 10991 123* 22.75 10 54 127 0
List A 479 346 67 5181 90 18.56 0 13 101 0
Twenty20 11 9 1 63 18 7.87 72 87.50 0 0 3 2 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 44 76 9838 4700 140 7/70 9/165 33.57 2.86 70.2 8 4 0
ODIs 103 103 5712 3775 115 4/35 4/35 32.82 3.96 49.6 1 0 0
First-class 372 72073 34809 1248 7/21 27.89 2.89 57.7 61 6
List A 479 23007 15054 539 5/13 5/13 27.92 3.92 42.6 12 7 0
Twenty20 11 10 150 217 9 3/39 3/39 24.11 8.68 16.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 14-19, 1986 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Leeds, Jun 8-11, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Perth, Jan 1, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, May 24, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1985
Last First-class Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, May 11-14, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1985
Last List A Leicestershire v Somerset at Leicester, Aug 29, 2004 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Faisalabad Wolves v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 17, 2005 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/13, 45 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
31 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
0 Eng Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/17 Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
0/17, 2 Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 5 Dec 2009 Other T20
9, 0/18 Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 4 Dec 2009 Other T20
1/31 Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 30 Nov 2009 Other T20
0/28, 0 PCA XI v Aus Masters Wormsley 8 Sep 2009 Other T20
2, 0c/0s PCA XI v World Mast. London 2 Sep 2009 Other T20
0/18 PCA XI v Scotland Wormsley 30 May 2009 Other T20
Profile

With a side-on squint-cum-grimace, DeFreitas flings himself at the crease and throws both arms skywards at the same time. No matter that his action wouldn't win any beauty contests: at his peak, around 1991, he was one of England's most consistent seamers, combining away movement, inswing and legcutters. He would later add offbreaks to his repertoire. His early promise earned him a Test debut in Australia at the age of 20, but his lack of firepower on overseas pitches meant he rarely extended his run of appearances beyond an English summer, and when Dominic Cork arrived on the scene in 1995, DeFreitas's Test career was over. As a batsman he took an age to mature - failing to score a Test fifty until his 23rd appearance - but he can be destructive and turned games at The Oval in 1994 and Adelaide the following winter with some fluent hitting over the top. A tendency to self-destruct, however, meant he never became the post-Botham allrounder England craved. In the field, his strong arm makes him a natural cover sweeper. His long and prolific county career began at Leicestershire, blossomed at Lancashire, where he helped win several one-day trophies, before taking him to Derbyshire and finally back to Leicestershire. His career finished in 2005, where it had all started in 1985 - at Grace Road - after he appeared for the PCA Masters in the first International 20:20 Championships.
Lawrence Booth

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Apr 21, 2004

Phil DeFreitas

Phil DeFreitas

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Sep 21, 2003

Phil Defreitas celebrates dismissing Adam Hollioake  ,Surrey v Leicestershire, The Oval, September 21, 2003

Phil Defreitas celebrates dismissing Adam Hollioake

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Jun 4, 2002

Phil De Freitas, still firing on all cylinders, Leicestershire v Glamorgan, 4th June 2002

Phil De Freitas, still firing on all cylinders

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Notes

Leicestershire 1985-1988 and 2000-date, Lancashire 1989-1993, Derbyshire 1994-1999, Boland 1993-94 to 1994-95

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