Philo Wallace

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Philo Wallace
Cricket information
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 7 33
Runs scored 279 701
Batting average 21.46 21.24
100s/50s –/2 1/2
Top score 92 103
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 9/– 11/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 January 2006

Philo Alphonso Wallace (born 2 August 1970 in Haynesville) is a Barbadian cricketer who played for the West Indies.

Having first attempted to get into cricket in 1990, he made the big time in 1997–98 after hitting 198 runs in two Test matches. He formed an opening partnership with Guyanese batsman Clayton Lambert that for a brief period was hailed as a possible successor to the legendary Greenidge/Haynes partnership that dominated the 1980s. It was not to be, though, and by the end of the West Indies' ill-fated tour to South Africa in late 1998, both Wallace and Lambert had been discarded from future selection. Unusually, Wallace was able to take a catch in all 7 of the Test matches that he played in.[1]

At one point in his career he played as captain, but he was omitted from the squad in the 2003–04 season.

Philo Wallace was the first player to score an ODI century in the finals of the ICC Knockout Trophy history when he scored his only ODI hundred in the inaugural ICC Knockout Trophy final against South Africa in 1998.[2] Unfortunately,West Indies managed to post only 245 runs and lost the finals to South Africa in a thriller.[3]

International Cricket Centuries[edit]

ODI Centuries[edit]

One Day International Centuries of Philo Wallace
# Runs Match Opposition City, Country Venue Year
1 103 1  South Africa Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium 1998


  1. ^ Walmsley, Keith (2003). Mosts Without in Test Cricket. Reading, England: Keith Walmsley Publishing Pty Ltd. p. 457. ISBN 0947540067..
  2. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut) | List of hundreds | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  3. ^ "Final: South Africa v West Indies at Dhaka, Nov 1, 1998 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-02-18.