A leg-spinner and middle-order batsman, Philpott played eight tests for Australia in the mid-1960s, claiming 26 wickets at an average of 38.46. In 76 first class games, he took 245 wickets and made 2,889 runs.
Former New South Wales captain Philpott made his Test debut in the 1964-65 series in the West Indies where he captured 18 wickets. Against England in a home Ashes series, he took 5-90 in the first innings of the first Test in 1965.
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He went on to become a renowned coach after his playing days, mentoring the likes of New South Wales, South Australia, Yorkshire, Surrey, Manly, Mosman and Sri Lanka.
“Peter Philpott was more than just a wonderful cricketer, he was a man who had a rare enthusiasm for his craft, and for the game of cricket itself,” CA chair Richard Freudenstein said.
Philpott’s death comes at a difficult time for Australian cricket following the loss of greats like Alan Davidson and Ashley Mallett in the last few days.
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