A hard-hitting opening batsman, Philo Wallace was Barbados' leading run-scorer in regional first-class competitions with 4,926 runs until this was eclipsed by Ryan Hinds who passed 5,000 in 2011. After an early call-up to the West Indies team at the age of 21, he lost his place, but returned to claim more success more than four years later. His biggest moment on the international stage was a century against South Africa in the Wills Cup final. In 2007, he was elected to the Barbados Cricket Association board of management, one of the youngest members to join the board. He was also a Barbados team selector and the second chairman of the Cricket Legends of Barbados.