Phillip Anthony Jason DeFreitas is a retired player of the English cricket team who played county cricket for Derbyshire, Lancashire and Leicester shire. He also appeared in 103 One Day Internationals and 44 Test matches. DeFreitas expertise was his dynamic bowling and flawless fielding. He was a part of the English Cricket team which played 1992 World Cup cricket final against Pakistan Cricket team which was led by Imran Khan.
Daffy, as he was nicknamed, made his first-class debut in 1985 for Leicestershire playing against the Oxford University. He made a superb bowling record of 3.4-2-3-3 while the subsequent year bequeathed him with enhanced performance wherein he made his maiden century against at no. 9 and won 94 wickets. DeFreitas was then selected for the Ashes tour to be undertaken in 1986-87. The best Test series he had been: against West Indies in 1991 where he won 22 wickets, and against New Zealand in 1994 where he bagged 21 wickets. He was honored with the prestigious award of Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1992.
In April 2005, DeFreitas announced his retirement. He was the 100th player to have won 100 wickets in Test cricket: quite a prestigious honor it is. Daffy today teaches at Magdalen College School located in Oxford after serving as a Cricket Mater for the Oakham School in 2009.
DeFreitas is remembered well by the Cricket fans from all over the world. As a bowler, he made his mark in one day international cricket as well as Test Cricket. England cricket has produced many great players in the field of ODI and Test cricket and there is no doubt about the fact that Philip DeFreitas is one of them.