Edmund Frederick Phillips (1932-2020)

Leicestershire County Cricket Club is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of former player Edmund (Eddie) Frederick Phillips.

Shropshire-born Eddie played 32 first team games for the club between 1957 and 1959, scoring just over 600 runs. His top score was in his penultimate match for the county when he scored 55 against Essex at Grace Road.

He played a great deal of cricket for the Second XI. Eddie scored over 1,000 runs in all matches for the club in 1959.

Eddie played extensively for the Second XI in 1963 and topped the batting averages. Against Somerset Second XI, Eddie opened the innings with Dickie Bird and scored 100 not out and 92 at Taunton.

He was a fine cover fielder and also joined the first-class umpires reserve list in 1972. In 1950/51, Eddie had a season of football with West Bromwich Albion Juniors.

Eddie remained a Member for some time and regularly attended the club’s Former Players’ Day. His funeral is 12.30pm on Wednesday, March 4 at Lichfield and District Crematorium, Fradley, Staffordshire.

Our thoughts are with Eddie’s family and friends at this extremely sad time.