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Phil Mead

Personal information
Full nameCharles Philip Mead
Birth Date (Y-M-D)1887-3-9
Place of birthBattersea, London
Country of birthEngland
Death Date (Y-M-D)1958-3-26
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleSlow left-arm orthodox
Test Debut15 December 1911 v Australia
Last Test30 November 1928 v Australia
Domestic team information
Suffolk1938 1939
Hampshire1905 1936
Marylebone Cricket Club1910 1929

Phil Mead

Personal information
Full nameCharles Phillip Mead
Date of birth9 March 1887
Place of birthBattersea, England
Date of death26 March 1958(age 71)
Place of deathBournemouth, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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:"Philip Mead" redirects here. Philip Mead is also the fictional President of the United States in the year 2052 in the video game Deus Ex.Charles Phillip Mead (9 March 1887 in Battersea, Surrey 26 March 1958 in Boscombe, Bournemouth) was a left-handed batsman for Hampshire and England between 1905 and 1936. He was born at 10 Ashton Buildings (since pulled down), second eldest of seven children. As a child he played for South London Schools, attending Shillingstone Street School.

His exceptionally straight bat and quick footwork (surprising for a man of heavy build as he was) made him one of the most difficult batsmen to dismiss throughout his career. His mastery over the best county spin bowlers even on the most treacherous pitches is remarkable, but he could also be very good against the fastest bowling because he could get closer into line than just about any batsman in cricket history.

Mead holds many batting records, notably that of scoring the most runs in the County Championship and the fourth-highest total in all first-class matches. His number of runs for Hampshire, in fact, is the greatest number any batsman has scored for a single team. He also exceeded one thousand runs in every season of first-class cricket except his first - when he only played one match. He was also a fine fieldsman, holding 675 catches.

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