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Philip Dickinson

Philips funeral will be held at West Lancashire Crematorium at 1pm On Thursday 15th December

Reception to follow at Ormskirk Cricket Club

Philip Dickinson 1932-2022

Philip Dickinson grew up before and during the Second World War and

following Ormskirk’s position at the bottom of the table in 1949 the policy

at Brook Lane was to introduce younger promising players into the teams.

Accordingly, PH Dickinson, WR Bosanko and JK Nuthall were brought into

the second eleven. At this time Philip Dickinson was already well known

throughout the club as a capable wicket keeper batsman and an asset to

any selected team. It was, however, very difficult for him to displace the

splendid Eric Burgess in the first team who went on to turn out in 423

league matches for Ormskirk, which included 8339 runs and 365 victims

behind the wicket.

But nonetheless Philip did go on to make his first team debut versus Neston

in 1951 and a second appearance came versus Chester BH in 1952 where he

top scored dramatically with 39 from number eight in an Ormskirk total of

122, a fine performance in a tough match. Opportunities, however, were

infrequent and as Philip was an all round sportsman it was no surprise when

he eventually joined Ormskirk Golf Club, a membership which he enjoyed for

many years. As time passed Philip was undoubtedly able to watch proudly as

his son Tim took a dynamic leading role in the development of cricket at Brook


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