Former Barbados all-rounder Neil Phillips dies at 66

Bridgetown, Barbados, December 29 – ( – Former Barbados all-rounder Neil Phillips has died suddenly at the age of 66.

A strongly-built medium-pace bowler and lower order batsman, Phillips played 15 first-class matches between 1983 and 1985. He scored 370 runs including one half-century (51) at an average of 17.61 and took 39 wickets (Ave: 29.33) with best figures of four for 35.

Phillips also turned out in eight List A (one-day) matches between 1979 and 1985.

He was a member of the champion Barbados Shell Shield team in 1984, playing in all five matches under the captaincy of Carlisle Best.

Locally, Phillips represented the Barbados Cricket League (BCL) and Maple in the BCA First division Championship (now Elite division).

In the one-day Cup Competition, he played in four Finals for Maple – 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1985. Maple were champions in 1977 and 1980, beating Carlton and Banks, while they lost to Spartan in both 1982 and 1985.

Phillips played professionally in England as well, and later worked on the groundstaff at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and Christ Church Foundation School.

He was also known as Neil Maynard.