Former Australian batsman/wicketkeeper Wayne Phillips is an entertaining story teller! A great guest speaker and master of ceremonies, Wayne will bring humour to each event.
South Australia’s Wayne Phillips was a rakishly built left handed batsman and wicketkeeper who represented both state and country in Cricket over the course of a first class career that spanned the thirteen year period between the 1977-78 and 1990-91 seasons.
Phillips was a natural stroke maker . It was this confidence – as well as a willingness to sacrifice himself for the good of his team – which was integral in his emergence as a successful opener for the Croweaters in the early 1980s and in his elevation to Test level at the start of the 1983-84 international season.
Phillips’ commanding 159 against Pakistan in Perth made him only the fourteenth Australian in Test history to compile a century on debut.