Phil Slocombe

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Phil Slocombe
Personal information
Full name Philip Anthony Slocombe
Born (1954-09-06) 6 September 1954 (age 62)
Weston-super-Mare, England
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1975–1983 Somerset
First-class debut 30 April 1975 Somerset v Sussex
Last First-class 24 August 1983 Somerset v Hampshire
List A debut 17 May 1975 Somerset v Hampshire
Last List A 11 September 1983 Somerset v Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 139 78
Runs scored 5634 829
Batting average 27.61 14.80
100s/50s 7/30 0/0
Top score 132 46
Balls bowled 92
Wickets 3
Bowling average 18.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/2 –/–
Catches/stumpings 65/– 19/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 August 2009

Philip Anthony Slocombe (born 1954) was an English cricketer who played for Somerset throughout his career. He was a right-handed opening batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. He was part of the NatWest Trophy winning team of 1983.


born 6 September 1954 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, Slocombe was educated at Millfield School, Slocombe was part of the Somerset Second XI team at the age of 14.[1] He made his first-class debut against Sussex in May 1975, scoring 61 not out batting at number seven.[2] In only his third County Championship match for Somerset, he made his maiden century while playing against Gloucestershire.[3] A further century while opening the second innings against Nottinghamshire[4] helped him become Somerset's first batsman to score 1,000 runs in his first full season.[1]

Slocombe's strong performances in his debut season saw him included in DH Robins' XI tour of South Africa in 1976 that included Fred Titmus[5] and was captained by David Lloyd.[6] He played twice, against Western Province[7] and Eastern Province,[8] but only scored 27 runs.[5] He was also part of the Marylebone Cricket Club team that was devastated by the bowling of Paddy Clift during the 1976 season opener against County Champions Leicestershire.

By the third game of the 1976 County Championship season, Slocombe was opening the batting with Brian Rose. He continued to open the batting for the majority of his career, forging a lasting partnership with Rose. He found it difficult to replicate his success of the 1975 season, only achieving 1,000 runs in a season once more in 1978.[9]

Later life[edit]

Since retiring from cricket, Slocombe worked with his wife, trading in antiques in Dallas, Texas and later as patron of a country house hotel in Brittany, France. He was married to Susan for 28 years before she died in 2008. Slocombe formed The Rare and Fine Wine Company in 1995 and trades from offices in Fulham, London specialising in fine wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Italy.


  1. ^ a b Brenkley, Stephen (18 September 1994). "Opener books up secure future". The Independent. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Somerset v Sussex in 1975". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gloucestershire v Somerset in 1975". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Somerset v Nottinghamshire in 1975". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "First-class Batting and Fielding for DH Robins' XI: DH Robins' XI in South Africa 1975/76". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "South African Invitational XI v DH Robins' XI in 1975/76". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Western Province v DH Robins' XI in 1975/76". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Eastern Province v DH Robins' XI in 1975/76". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Phil Slocombe". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 

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