This is my first time on here and I know this is an old post but I would like to respond. Having had 2 sessions with Philpott many, many years ago what he stressed at the time, was that in order to succeed you needed a number of attributes. 1. You need to have enormous self belief in your ability. 2. You need to have the thickest of skins because you will be miss handled and used poorly by most of the captains you play under, and also handling advice proffered by all and sundry (most of whom will have no real understanding of leg spin). 3. You need to be a bit of a philosopher to sort through all the information and opinions (whether sought or unsought) about your bowling, to sift through what is or isn't useful to your continued development as a bowler.