Philip Sarre

P V Sarre in 1965

PV Sarre was one of the first outstanding players to have come from Elizabeth College. He played 4 games for Worcestershire CCC 2nd XI in 1963/64 scoring 35 runs and taking 11 wickets, the best of which was 7 for 32 against Gloucestershire 2nd XI. He also played for the Sothern Schools v The Rest at Lords in 1963 where he was bowled by Bailey for 17 in the 1st innings and bowled 7-2-22-1 in the 2nd innings. The Schools side won by 10 wickets and in the same side were Graham Roope (Surrey and England), Richard Gilliat (Hampshire), and for the Rest Phil de Freitas (Leicestershire, Lancashire, Derbyshire and England). Although he did not feature in anyone’s reminiscences of the best XI he was included in Warren Barrett’s selection.

He was capped in 1962, #32, and was the opening partner with Stan Cleal as they laid the foundation to the 264 for 6 declared. He made 31 out of the first 36 runs before being out with Cleal going on to score the first hundred (102*) for Guernsey in Inter-Insular matches. (Jersey were dismissed for 201). He played 3 times for the island scoring 39 runs and bowling 22-6-62-1.