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'We might have won the World Cup if I had stayed in'

Feb 18, 2015: Former England allrounder Phil DeFreitas talks about 1987, being hailed as the next Botham, the Ashes, and more

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

Phil DeFreitas

'Be a batsman and a legspinner'

Sep 21, 2013: Phil DeFreitas has some gloomy advice for young fast bowlers

Interview by Jack Wilson

County news

Lancashire begin coach debate

Jan 6, 2009: Lancashire will begin assessing the applications for their new first-team coach this week and are hopeful of having the position filled in time for the successful candidate to play a significant role in pre-season training

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 2006

On top down under

Dec 8, 2006: Simon Lister interviews the key figures behind England's successful tour of Australia, 1986-87

Interviews by Simon Lister

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2006

Next Botham: the quest ends

May 21, 2006: Peter Hayter on England's long search for Ian Botham's replacement

Peter Hayter

The Wisden Cricketer - March

'Pressure is a journalist's word'

Mar 3, 2006: Dan Brigham talks to four of England's youngest debutants about the first experiences of Test cricket

Daniel Brigham

India v England, 1st Test, Nagpur, 1st day

Rookie Cook's tasty treat

Mar 1, 2006: Paul Coupar's verdict on Alastair Cook's impressive debut

Paul Coupar at Nagpur

Search for next national fast bowling coach

DeFreitas wants England job

Jan 24, 2006: Phil DeFreitas has thrown his hat into the ring for the position of England's fast bowling coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 2005

Retiring but not shy

Nov 2005: Edward Craig speaks to Phil DeFreitas who retired in 2005 after a 21-year career

Edward Craig

Retiring players

Farewell and thanks for the memories

Sep 26, 2005: Cricinfo take a look at the major players who have retired after or during the 2005 English season

ESPNcricinfo staff

International 20:20, Leicester

A sound idea fraught with risks

Sep 14, 2005: A preview of the inaugural International 2020 tournament which gets underway at Leicester on Thursday

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Wednesday Interview - Phil DeFreitas

'I'm sad that we haven't won the Ashes for so long'

Jun 8, 2005:

Jenny Thompson

County news

DeFreitas to retire at end of season

Apr 7, 2005: Phil DeFreitas, the last active English cricketer who knows how it feels to win the Ashes, has announced that he is retiring at the end of the forthcoming season

ESPNcricinfo staff


Ackerman secures draw for Leicestershire

Mar 30, 2005: Leicestershire drew their opening fixture of the 2005 season, a three-day warm-up match against a PCB XI in Lahore, although they needed the services of their captain, HD Ackerman to ensure against defeat after an astonishing new-ball spell from

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

The nursery on the Nursery

Jul 24, 2004: Academies are all the rage in cricket at the moment

Roving Reporter by Steven Lynch at Lord's

County news

Hodge takes over as Leics captain

Jul 6, 2004: Brad Hodge, the Australian-born batsman, has been named as the new captain of Leicestershire

Wisden Cricinfo staff

County news

DeFreitas stands down as Leicestershire captain

Jul 5, 2004: Phillip DeFreitas has asked to be relieved of the captaincy duties at Leicestershire

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Frizzell County Championship round-up

Hooper holds up Surrey as Hodge hammers 200

Aug 27, 2003: Carl Hooper held up Surrey's quest to go back on top of the Championship with a majestic hundred, as Lancashire sneaked into a four-run first innings lead

Wisden CricInfo staff

Batty shines for Surrey at Old Trafford

Aug 26, 2003: Surrey 330 for 9 v Lancashire at Old Trafford Scorecard Every game is now an important one for Surrey, and Jonathan Batty, one of their smaller stars, gave them the big performance they needed to stay on top of the Lancashire bowling

Wisden CricInfo staff

Pothas turns the tables for Hampshire

Jul 17, 2003: Lancashire 347 for 7 v Kent 602 for 6 dec

Wisden CricInfo staff
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