In memory: Phil Milton

Organiser. Motivator. Adviser. Friend.

Fisher’s stalwart Phil Milton recently lost his battle against cancer. Phil was a regular of the team throughout the 80 and 90s and remained a pivotal part of the club as Chief Heckler, Biggest Fan and, latterly, Honorary President.

Phil patrolled the boundary and the bar with equal enthusiasm; he batted far better than he would ever admit to; he fielded friends’ requests for help far better than he fielded the ball; he kept wicket but he wasn’t one to keep his counsel and was always happy to offer opinion or advice. His views and thoughts were always welcomed.

Some will remember him for his unique brand of wicket-keeping, others for his brilliant banter, but all will remember him for his humour, warmth and friendliness.

People liked Phil and people like Phil don’t come along often; he was unique.