- Simmons, Philip V
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Armina, Trinidad
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Philip Verant Simmons was born on 18 April 1963 in Arima, Trinidad. He is a former all-round cricketer who played for the West Indies as an opening batsman, a medium pace bowler and a slip fielder.
During the 1988 West Indies tour of England, in the tour match against Gloucestershire, Simmons was struck on the head by a fast ball from David Lawrence in bad light at Bristol. His heart stopped and he required emergency surgery to save his life.
He was voted a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997.
Source: CricketCrowd Reporter.