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Full name Phillip Henry Carlson
Born August 8, 1951, Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 62 years 351 days
Major teams Australia, Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Son - SE Carlson
|Test debut||Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 27-Feb 1, 1979 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 10-14, 1979 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 13, 1979 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 7, 1979 scorecard|
|List A span||1970-1981|
Phil Carlson made a headline-grabbing start to his career with a hundred for Queensland at the age of 18, and in the following seasons he scored consistently, but was unable to break his way into a powerful Australian side. Tall, upright, and technically sound, Carlson was an excellent driver of the ball as well as being a good slip fielder. In 1977-78 he made 591 runs at 45.46, and in 1978-79 added 448 at 40.33. With Australia on the ropes without their World Series rebels, he made his debut against England in 1978-79, but in a side in freefall, he was undone by quick bowling and managed only 23 runs in four innings. His four one-day appearances, also that season, produced 11 runs. He played for two more seasons - without any real success - before retiring.
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