Former Australia allrounder Phil Carlson dies aged 70

Former Queensland and Australia allrounder Phil Carlson has handed away after an extended sickness on the age of 70.

Carlson performed two Exams and 4 ODIs for Australia, all in opposition to England, in the summertime of 1978-79 through the peak of the World Collection Cricket schism. He was known as into the debut for the ultimate two Exams of a six-match sequence, through which Australia misplaced 5-1 because of the absence of the World Collection gamers.

Carlson burst onto Australia’s home scene in 1969-70 scoring a Sheffield Protect century for Queensland as an 18-year-old. He had his two greatest seasons for Queensland with the bat in 1977-78 and 1978-79 averaging 45.46 and 40.33 respectively.

He completed with 4167 first-class runs at 28.34, together with 5 centuries. He additionally took 124 wickets together with his medium-pace bowling at 24.96, together with 5 five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul. He was an impressive slip fielder claiming 59 first-class catches. He retired from first-class cricket in 1980-81.

Queensland Cricket chairman Chris Simpson paid tribute to Carlson.

“Phil supplied many excellent performances for Queensland, and in his post-playing life was a well-liked and much-admired member of the cricketing fraternity,” Simpson mentioned.

“He was a fantastic supporter of the sport by way of positions with the Queensland Cricketers’ Membership and took a lot pleasure in being related to nation and premier cricket. We’ll mourn his passing and supply our sympathies to his household and pals.”

He’s survived by his spouse Sandi, kids Kandy, Steen, Kurt, Hana and 9 grandchildren.

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