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Peter Philpott      

Full name Peter Ian Philpott

Born November 21, 1934, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 80 years 3 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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 1 93 22 10.33 0 0 0 5 0
First-class 76 109 17 2886 156 31.36 4 15 55 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 13 2262 1000 26 5/90 6/152 38.46 2.65 87.0 2 1 0
First-class 76 15717 7427 245 7/53 30.31 2.83 64.1 12 2
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
First-class span 1954-1967
Profile

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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Nov 1, 1965

Peter Philpott, player portrait, November 1, 1965

Peter Philpott, player portrait

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