Born at Lusaka, North Rhodesia in 1951, Phillipe-Henri Edmonds made his first-class debut for Middlesex in 1971 after taking 9 wickets versus Leicestershire at Fenner's in only his second first-class match for Cambridge University. He led Cambridge in
his final year in 1973 before taking his slow left-arm skills to Lord's where he represented the county until 1987, although he did return for a single match in 1992. He played a total of 391 first-class matches, scoring 7,651 runs with a top score of 142 versus Glamorgan at Swansea in 1984. He took 1,246 wickets with a best of 8 for 53 versus Hampshire at Bournemouth in 1984 and he held 345 catches. For England he played in 51 Tests, between 1975 and 1987, touring abroad 5 times, he took 125 wickets with a best of 7 for 66 versus Pakistan at Karachi in 1977/78 and he scored 875 runs. His wife Frances wrote accounts of his last two tours. Now engaged in business he also writes and commentates on the game. He served as the Chairman of the Club’s General Committee (1999-2007) and Chairman of the Management Committee.