Philip Russell (cricketer)

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Philip Russell
Personal information
Full name Philip Edgar Russell
Born (1944-05-09) 9 May 1944 (age 73)
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right arm medium pace bowler
Role Occasional wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1965-1985 Derbyshire
First-class debut 14 August 1965 Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire
Last First-class 31 August 1985 Derbyshire v Kent
List A debut 25 May 1969 Derbyshire v Sussex
Last List A 25 June 1986 Derbyshire v Cornwall
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 170 162
Runs scored 2020 674
Batting average 12.31 10.87
100s/50s 0/4 -/-
Top score 72 47*
Balls bowled 24463 7425
Wickets 339 196
Bowling average 30.53 23.09
5 wickets in innings 5 3
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 7-46 6-10
Catches/stumpings 123/- 26/-
Source: [1], December 2011

Philip Edgar Russell (born 9 May 1944) is a former English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire between 1965 and 1985.

Russell was born at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. He began playing in the Derbyshire Second XI in 1964, and made his first-class debut at the end of the 1965 season, in a victory against Nottinghamshire. Russell played in the first team in the 1966 season but saw less action on the 1967 season when Derbyshire were in sixth place.

Russell played for Derbyshire solidly for another decade, until the 1979 season, though he came out of retirement six years later to play briefly in the 1985 season, as a 41-year-old. He continued playing in the 1986 season in the one-day game for Derbyshire. Less agile, and supplemented by Derbyshire's Danish wonder, Ole Mortensen, Russell brought no shame upon himself in his later years.

Russell was a right-arm medium pace bowler and took 339 first class wickets at an average of 30.53 and a best performance of 7-46. He was a right-handed batsman, and played 170 first class matches with an average of 12.31 and a top score of 73. He was an occasional wicket-keeper.[1] He went on to have a distinguished career as Head Groundsman at Kingsmead Stadium, Durban, South Africa.

Russell's son, Miles, played cricket for the Derbyshire Second XI in 1991.