Full name Philo Alphonso Wallace
Born August 2, 1970, Haynesville, Barbados
Current age 46 years 173 days
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, University of West Indies
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Rawalpindi, Nov 29-Dec 3, 1997 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Jan 15-18, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 20, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 23, 2000 scorecard|
|First-class span||1989/90 - 2002/03|
|List A debut||1989/90|
|Last List A||University of West Indies v West Indies Under-19s at St John's, Oct 7, 2003 scorecard|
Philo Wallace earned a reputation as a powerful top-order hitter who loved nothing more than to hit the ball hard and far. His early forrays into Test cricket were unsuccessful - in 1997-98 he managed 13 runs in one Test in Pakistan - but redeemed himself against England in 1997-98 by smashing 198 runs in two Tests. In South Africa in 1998-99, like so many others, he had a wretched tour, scoring 68 runs in four Tests. In one-day cricket his have-a-go approach came off more often than not, and he played 10 ODIs in the early 1990s and another 23 at the end of the decade. His only hundred - 103 off 102 balls - came against South Africa in the final of the 1998 Wills Cup, but could not prevent West Indies from losing. Wallace captained Barbados for a time, but his omission from their squad for the 2003-04 domestic season was greeted with widespread surprise. He subsequently turned down an offer to return in favour of leading the University of West Indies team.
Martin Williamson (July 2004)
First-class debut: 1990 v Jamaica at Kingston
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