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Norbert Phillip

25 Apr 1975
Colne Cricket Club

Norbert Phillip

An image of Norbert Phillip from the Nelson Leader Series.

Norbert Phillip, born 12 June, 1948, from Dominica in the Windward Islands was professional for Colne in the Lancashire League for one season in 1975. He played a few tests for the West Indies in 1977/8 and 1978/9 and from 1978-85 played for Essex. He was one of the players who joined the infamous Kerry Packer cricket tour.

In a Colne team which finished third from bottom, he averaged nearly 38 league runs with a highest score of 83, and took 85 wickets at an average of just above 14, with a best performance of 7 for 24.

A good performance locally was on 14th June 1975, against a Lowerhouse team which finished bottom that season, when he celebrated his 27th birthday by taking 5 for 65 and scoring 21 not out in an 8 wicket win.

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