Phillip Wyatt: Hitting the Wicket

Phillip was born in 1959 in Bristol. He attended a local special school for deaf children in Bristol from the age of two. Then at age eleven he went to a residential special school for deaf children in Surrey, continuing on to the school's residential sixth form college.

Here Philip describes getting out of playing cricket.


Throughout my five years at school, I never liked cricket. I could never understand why they made us play it! Sometimes, if I didn’t want to play, I would deliberately hit the wicket when I batted to get called “OUT”, and you’d have to go cross-country running. I’d rather run than play cricket. Sometimes I’d tolerate a game.

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