Phil Clift      

Full name Phil Brittain Clift

Born September 3, 1918, Usk, Monmouthshire

Died May 22, 2005, Cardiff (aged 86 years 261 days)

Major teams Glamorgan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Phil Brittain Clift
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 183 306 21 6055 125* 21.24 7 169 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 183 675 11 3/6 61.36 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1937 - 1955

When the Australians touring England in 1948 were asked by the English press to name some of the uncapped batsmen who had impressed them most, Don Bradman put forward Phil Clift, the opener from Glamorgan, who died, aged 86, on May 22. Several bouts of illness prevented him from playing at international level but there was no doubting his rich promise in 1948 as he recorded a composed 30 against Ray Lindwall and Keith Miller at Swansea before, later in the summer, celebrating with the rest of Wilf Wooller's team as Glamorgan won the County Championship for the first time.

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May 30, 1948

Phil Clift

Phil Clift

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