Tuesday, February 4th, 2020


Former England all-rounder Phil DeFreitas will be the guest speaker at Worcestershire Cricket Society’s next winter cricket evening in the Graeme Hick Pavilion on Tuesday, February 11 (7,30pm start).

DeFreitas played 44 Tests and 103 ODIs for England, appearing in three World Cups, during a first class career spanning 20 years with three different counties.

He picked up 140 Test wickets – with a best of 7-70 against Sri Lanka at Lord’s – and 115 ODI scalps.

DeFreitas ended his career with 1,248 first class wickets and 539 in List A cricket and was one of the most consistent seamers of his generation.

In addition he scored 10,991 first class runs, with 10 centuries and 54 fifties, and 5,181 List A runs and was one of the Wisden Cricketers Of The Year in 1992.

DeFreitas, who is now 53, appeared in county cricket for Leicestershire (1985-88), Lancashire (1988-93), Derbyshire (1994-99) and Leicestershire again (2000-05) before hanging up his spikes.

He achieved his best tally of wickets in a season – 94 – in 1986 when he also scored his maiden century batting at number nine against Kent.