Philip Martineau

Sir Philip Hubert Martineau (28 October 1862–7 October 1944) was an English solicitor who became President of the Law Society. He was also a cricketer who played for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as a[1] left-arm fast-medium bowler.

Philip Martineau
Personal information
Full namePhilip Hubert Martineau
Born(1862-10-28)28 October 1862
St Pancras, London, England
Died7 October 1944(1944-10-07) (aged 81)
Sunningdale, Berkshire, England
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
1883Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
First-class debut9 July 1883 MCC v Derbyshire
Last First-class30 July 1883 MCC v Somerset
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 27
Batting average 6.75
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 14
Balls bowled 0
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: CricketArchive, 13 April 2008


Born in London in 1862,[2] Martineau was educated at Harrow School and played for the cricket team there in 1880 and 1881.[3] He was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1884.[4] He became a solicitor and was elected president of the Law Society in 1931-32 and knighted in the 1933 New Year Honours.[4]

Cricket careerEdit

He made his first-class debut in 1883 for the MCC against Derbyshire.[5][2]

Following a minor match against Northumberland in July of that year,[6] he played his second and final first-class match for the MCC against Somerset.

He died in Sunningdale in 1944,[2] survived by his son Hubert, who also played first-class cricket.[7] Two cousins, Alfred and Lionel also played first-class cricket.[8][9]


  1. ^ Cricinfo profile
  2. ^ a b c CricketArchive profile
  3. ^ Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945, Obituaries
  4. ^ a b "Martineau, Philip Hubert (MRTN881PH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. ^ First-class matches played by Philip Martineau at CricketArchive
  6. ^ Other matches played by Philip Martineau at CricketArchive
  7. ^ Hubert Martineau at CricketArchive
  8. ^ Alfred Martineau at CricketArchive
  9. ^ Lionel Martineau at CricketArchive