Phil Simmons      

Full name Philip Verant Simmons

Born April 18, 1963, Arima, Trinidad

Current age 51 years 155 days

Major teams West Indies, Border, Durham, Easterns, Leicestershire, Trinidad & Tobago, Wales Minor Counties

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Relation Nephew - LMP Simmons

Philip Verant Simmons
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 26 47 2 1002 110 22.26 1933 51.83 1 4 4 26 0
ODIs 143 138 11 3675 122 28.93 5407 67.96 5 18 55 0
First-class 207 345 17 11682 261 35.61 24 65 241 0
List A 306 296 27 8929 166* 33.19 12 54 137 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 16 624 257 4 2/34 2/57 64.25 2.47 156.0 0 0 0
ODIs 143 103 3880 2876 83 4/3 4/3 34.65 4.44 46.7 2 0 0
First-class 207 13196 6138 214 7/49 28.68 2.79 61.6 5 0
List A 306 9616 7381 215 5/33 5/33 34.33 4.60 44.7 3 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Chennai, Jan 11-15, 1988 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Peshawar, Nov 17-20, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Oct 16, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Manchester, May 30, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-2001
List A span 1982-2002
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
52 Lashings XI v Ireland Wicklow 22 Jun 2008 Other T20
10* Lashings XI v Ireland Wicklow 22 Jun 2008 Other T20
3 Lashings XI v Cambridge U Cambridge 12 Jun 2008 Other OD
24 PCA XI v Derbyshire Derby 14 Sep 2007 Other T20
7 PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 13 Sep 2007 Other T20
2, 1/43 Lashings XI v Cambridge U Cambridge 21 Jun 2006 Other OD
Profile

Phil Simmons was an explosive Trinidadian allrounder whose Test record does him no sort of justice. His one Test hundred came against tough opposition at Melbourne in 1992-93, but he made just four other fifties from his 26 starts, most of them as opener. His finest achievement was probably taking Leicestershire to the County Championship with a towering season in 1996, when he collected 1244 runs and 56 wickets - and 35 catches, most of which landed in his bucket-sized hands at slip. Usually a medium-pacer, Simmons bowled quickly that year, reportedly outpacing Devon Malcolm on their one meeting. As a youngster on the 1988 West Indian tour of England, Simmons was hit on the head by David Lawrence in fading light at Bristol: his heart stopped and he needed emergency brain surgery before making a full recovery. He went into coaching, landing the poison chalice of looking after Zimbabwe. Inevitably it ended in tears, and he was sacked in August 2005 amid reports that he was too nice to handle the cut and thrust of running an international side. But a new opportunity arose two years later when he was appointed Ireland's head coach after the 2007 World Cup.
Will Luke, May 2007

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Latest Photos

Jan 24, 2012

Irish coach Phil Simmons and Trent Johnston during a photocall at the Croke Park Hotel Dublin, January 24, 2011.

Irish coach Phil Simmons and Trent Johnston during a photocall at the Croke Park Hotel Dublin

© PA Photos

Feb 21, 2011

Ireland coach Phil Simmons looks on during a training session, Dhaka, February 21, 2011

Ireland coach Phil Simmons looks on during a training session

© Associated Press

Sep 18, 2010

Ireland coach Phil Simmons arrives in Harare, Harare, September 18, 2010

Ireland coach Phil Simmons arrives in Harare

© Zimbabwe Cricket

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997

Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 11, 2013
India won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 9, 2013
India won by 81 runs (D/L method)
West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 7-8, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 39 runs (D/L method)
West Indies v India at Port of Spain - Jul 5, 2013
India won by 102 runs (D/L method)
India v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Jul 2, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 161 runs
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