Phil Carlson

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Phil Carlson
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1970–1980 Queensland
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC
Matches 2 4 91
Runs scored 23 11 4167
Batting average 5.75 5.50 28.34
100s/50s -/- -/- 5/19
Top score 21 11 110*
Balls bowled 368 168 7512
Wickets 2 2 124
Bowling average 49.50 35.00 24.96
5 wickets in innings - - 5
10 wickets in match - n/a 1
Best bowling 2/41 1/21 7/42
Catches/stumpings 2/- -/- 59/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 March 2013

Phillip Henry Carlson (born 8 August 1951, Nundah, Queensland) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 2 Tests and 4 ODIs in 1979.

Carlson was an all-rounder who played for Queensland between 1969–70 and 1980–81. He played two Test matches for Australia v England in 1978–79 Ashes series and five One Day Internationals against the same opponents. He was called up by Australia when most of their regular first-choice players were playing in World Series Cricket.

Carlson took 2 Test wickets and 2 ODI wickets.Graham Gooch was his most popular victim. He dismissed him once in Tests (50% of wickets) and he got him out twice in ODI (100%).

Former Australian selector John Benaud criticised the Test selection of Carlson, supposedly as an allrounder but whose "slow, gentle mediums" and batting ability at number six was not what Australian captain Graham Yallop needed.[1]

Career[edit]

Carlson made his first class debut for Queensland when he was only 18, as a batsman.[2] He scored 85 in his second game[3] and began bowling as a back up bowler. He scored his first century in 1971-72[4] - the same season saw him pick up his first five wicket haul.[5]

In 1973 he played a season of cricket in the Lancashire League for Bacup.[6] He scored 686 runs and took 64 wickets.[7][8]

In 1977/78 Carlson scored 103 against South Australia.[9] He later made 107 against Western Australia.[10]

In April 1978 he and Ian Brayshaw represented Australia at the international indoor double wicket competition in England.[11]

Some strong performances at the beginning of the 1978-79 season saw Carlson picked in Australia's side for the first test.[12] He was made 12th man for that and the second test. He was dropped for the third test in favour of Alan Border, although was kept on to play a one day international.[13]

Carlson then scored a century and took ten wickets in a game against New South Wales. He followed this with 88 against South Australia.[14] He was recalled to the Australian side for the fifth test, replacing Geoff Dymock.[15] He performed poorly in two tests.

For Queensland, he took five wickets in a first class game five times, with one ten wicket call. He also took a five wicket haul in a one day game.[16] He is the only Queenslander to score a century and take ten wickets in a match.[17] This feat was achieved against New South Wales in 1978-79,[18] the season where Carlson hit his peak, scoring 545 runs and taking 31 wickets.[19][20]

Carlson was not picked to go on the 1979 World Cup.[21]

Post-Cricket Career[edit]

Carlson later went into property development. In his 40s he was diagnosed with diabetes.[22]

In 2014 he was on the Committee of the Queensland Cricketers Club.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benaud, J. "The second-rate eleven", Australian Cricket, March 1979, p. 9.
  2. ^ Queensland v Victoria - Sheffield Shield 1969/70 - Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 30th, 31st January, 1st, 2nd February 1970 (4-day match)
  3. ^ Queensland v New South Wales Sheffield Shield 1970/71 Venue - Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th October 1970
  4. ^ Queensland v New South Wales Sheffield Shield 1971/72 Venue - Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th October 1971
  5. ^ Queensland v South Australia Sheffield Shield 1971/72 Venue Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 21st, 22nd, 23rd January 1972
  6. ^ Lancashire League Matches played by Phil Carlson at Cricket Archive
  7. ^ BATTING AND FIELDING FOR BACUP 1973 at Cricket Archive
  8. ^ BOWLING FOR BACUP 1973 at Cricket Archive
  9. ^ "CARLSON TO THE RESCUE.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 21 November 1977. p. 20. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Breakthrough sought by WA, Queensland.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 13 February 1978. p. 1 Section: SPORTS SECTION. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Australia faces hard battle in Test.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 5 April 1978. p. 1 Section: SPORTS SECTION. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Yallop will captain inexperienced team.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 23 November 1978. p. 38. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Border, Higgs replace Cosier and Carlson.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 22 December 1978. p. 18. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Little help for Australian selectors yesterday.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 20 January 1979. p. 44. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Wright and Carlson in fifth Test team.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 22 January 1979. p. 16. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "SPECIAL BOWLING PERFORMANCES FOR QUEENSLAND" Queensland Cricket accessed 14 November 2012
  17. ^ "TOP FIRST CLASS ALL-ROUND EFFORTS", Queensland Cricket accessed 14 November 2012
  18. ^ Queensland v New South Wales Sheffield Shield 1978/79 Venue Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th January 1979
  19. ^ First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Phil Carlson at Cricket Archive
  20. ^ First-class Bowling in Each Season by Phil Carlson at Cricket Archive
  21. ^ "Cup squad surprises.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 7 April 1979. p. 45. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  22. ^ Annette Densham, "Philip meets diabetes challenge", The Senior News, April 2010 accessed 14 November 2012.
  23. ^ Qld Cricketers Club Committee accessed 19 July 2014

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