Matches (12)
T20 Challenge (1)
BAN v SL (1)
SL-W in PAK (1)
ENG v NZ (1)
IPL (1)
Vitality Blast (4)
4-Day Championship (3)

Full Name

Philip Arthur Whitcombe

Born

April 23, 1923, Kensington, London

Died

August 11, 2015, Green Cross Farm, Churt, Surrey, (aged 92y 110d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Education

Winchester; Christ Church, Oxford

RELATIONS

HM Whitcombe

(uncle),

PS Whitcombe

(father)

TEAMS

A fast bowler who swung the ball away from right-handers, Philip Whitcombe won Blues for Oxford in 1947, 1948 and 1949 but his real claim to fame came in 1948 when playing one of a handful of games for Middlesex. He opened the bowling against the Australians and in his first spell had Bill Brown lbw and then Don Bradman caught at short fine-leg for 6 - and all in front of the King and Queen. A fortnight earlier he had routed Cambridge in the Varisty match, taking 7 for 51 in their first innings as Oxford won by an innings. After leaving university he played for MCC and latterly Free Foresters, becoming their president. He was a captain in the Royal Artillary.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC375659566818.7403230
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR5w10w
FC37641724891127/5122.222.3257.250
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1947 - 1960
Photos
The Oxford University side against MCC in 1948