The Rev Philip Williams was at New College, Oxford when he played two Nottinghamshire matches, both v Kent in 1845.

At Winchester he was in the school eleven for three seasons 1840 to 1842 and then for four seasons in the Oxford side v Cambridge. From Oxford, Williams went to Lincoln’s Inn, where he qualified as a barrister, but seemingly did not practice, since in the 1850s he was a curate in Gedling and from 1860 to 1892 rector of Rewe in Devon.

He died in 1899. In Nottinghamshire he played for the County Club at Southwell. His batting and bowling styles are unknown.