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Phillip 'Daffy' Defreitas

Former Leicestershire and England All-round Cricketer

Phillip Defreitas is one of the most experienced players in the county game after making 44 Test and 103 one-day international appearances for England, including two World Cup finals. He retired a few months before his fortieth birthday, since then, Philip has made regular television appearances. He now teaches at Magdalen College School, Oxford.

Defreitas finished his first class cricket career as a genuine all-rounder with almost 11,000 first-class runs and more than 1,200 wickets

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In detail

In the course of his 21 seasons in first-class cricket, Philip played for Leicestershire, Lancashire and Derbyshire. He also played for South African side Boland. Since his retirement he has attained his ECB qualifications and secured coaching roles at both Oxford UCCE and Nottinghamshire CCC developing first class talent. He also coached the Hong Kong cricket club.

What he offers you

Phillip offers insights and anecdotes from his time in county and international cricket. He has a great deal of experience in after dinner speaking, in particular a combination of speaking and Q & A sessions, to which Phillip's personality is extremely well suited.

How he presents

Phillip Defreitas' relaxed, friendly and open manner comes across at any event where he enjoys sharing his experiences and enthusiasm for cricket and sport in general with his audiences. He is always happy to give his honest, passionate, amusing and, if need be, controversial opinion on a number of topics.


He presents in English.

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  • After Dinner
  • Question and Answer Sessions
  • Awards
  • Openings
  • Pro-celebrity Cricket Matches and Golf Events
  • Appearances
  • Cricket Coaching


  • Named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year, 1992
  • He has the honour of being the 100th player in Test cricket to take 100 wickets

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