Name: Phil Daldry

Team: Westcliff Club

League: Southend Licensed Victuallers


In Brief:  Phil was born in 1970 into a family already well associated with Essex darts.  He threw his first dart at the age of 8 and joined his first team, the Rayleigh Shoes, with his father Peter in 1982.

With both Phil’s sister and father earning their Essex county shirts, it was no surprise when Phil was selected to play for the Essex youth team in 1987. In the same year, Phil began playing in the senior super league for Southend West and also purchased a set of 18-gramme darts, the same set he uses to this day.  Phil has also been playing in the Southend Licensed Victuallers League since 1984, for the Cricketers, and since 1996 for the Westcliff Club. Phil also plays for the Chequers in the Brentwood Borough & District darts league where he shared the player of the season award with Bob Semple in the winter 2001/2 season. Phil’s call up to the senior Essex county squad finally came last year and he is honoured to be joining the boys for his second season this year. Amongst his other competition honours are winning the Southend aggregate cup in 2000 and losing in the semi final of the Essex youth cup in 1985, Phil was also a losing semi finalist in the super league pairs competition with Ben Adams in the 2001/2 season. One of Phil’s most memorable games was beating Essex county manager, Don Vickers, in the super league, he found some of his best form to date and won with a convincing 34.16 average, the best in the league for that week.

Phil’s proudest moment was wearing his Essex shirt on the stage for his debut against Warwickshire in November 2001.