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Philip Whitcombe      

Full name Philip Arthur Whitcombe

Born April 23, 1923, Kensington, London

Died August 11, 2015, Green Cross Farm, Churt, Surrey (aged 92 years 110 days)

Major teams Free Foresters, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Education Winchester; Christ Church, Oxford

Relation Father - PS Whitcombe, Uncle - HM Whitcombe

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 37 56 5 956 68 18.74 0 3 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 37 6417 2489 112 7/51 22.22 2.32 57.2 5 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1947 - 1960
Profile

A fast bowler who swung the ball away from right-handers, Philip Whitcombe won Blues for Oxford in 1947, 1948 and 1949 but his real claim to fame came in 1948 when playing one of a handful of games for Middlesex. He opened the bowling against the Australians and in his first spell had Bill Brown lbw and then Don Bradman caught at short fine-leg for 6 - and all in front of the King and Queen. A fortnight earlier he had routed Cambridge in the Varisty match, taking 7 for 51 in their first innings as Oxford won by an innings. After leaving university he played for MCC and latterly Free Foresters, becoming their president. He was a captain in the Royal Artillary.
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Latest Photos

May 14, 1948

The Oxford University side against MCC in 1948 (Back row) Nigel Bloy, William  Davidson, Jika Travers, Christopher Winn, Basil Robinson. (Middle row) Abdul Kardar, Philip Whitcombe, Tony Pawson, Anthony Mallett, William Keighley. (Sitting) Clive van Ryneveld, Hubert Webb.

The Oxford University side against MCC in 1948

© Marylebone Cricket Club

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 & 52/4 (14.4 ov) Essex 640
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 & 99/1 (30.3 ov) Durham 447
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 138 Somerset 102 & 296/9 (79 ov, target 301)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 & 195/6 (74 ov) Sussex 447/8d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 131 & 38/2 (12.5 ov) (f/o)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 Gloucs 226/5 (78 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 & 73/3 (29 ov) Lancashire 196
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