Phil Sharpe      

Full name Philip John Sharpe

Born December 27, 1936, Shipley, Yorkshire

Died May 19, 2014 (aged 77 years 143 days)

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Norfolk, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Philip John Sharpe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 12 21 4 786 111 46.23 1 4 0 17 0
First-class 493 811 78 22530 228 30.73 29 111 618 0
List A 133 128 7 2611 114* 21.57 2 13 77 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 493 302 197 3 1/1 65.66 3.91 100.6 0 0
List A 133 4 11 0 - - - 16.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jul 4-9, 1963 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 21-26, 1969 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956 - 1976
List A span 1963 - 1982
Profile

Although he won seven County Championships and averaged 46.23 in 12 Tests for England, including a century versus New Zealand at Trent Bridge in 1969, Phil Sharpe's name is still more of a byword for brilliance in the slips. A single example will do: standing very close in against West Indies at Old Trafford in 1969, he held an amazing catch off a ferocious slash by Joey Carew. The Wisden Almanack, in a classic piece of British understatement, described it as "memorable". Actually, it took the breath away. Mind you, he probably did it every week for Yorkshire.

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Jun 17, 1970

England squad for the opening Test at Lord's against Rest of the World, June 17, 1970: Back - Alan Jones, Brian Luckhurst, Derek Underwood, Alan Ward, Ken Shuttleworth, Mike Denness. Front - Basil D'Oliveira, John Snow, Ray Illingworth (captain), Phil Sharpe, Alan Knott.

England XI for the opening Test against Rest of the World 1970

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Aug 23, 1969

Dick Motz dismisses Phil Sharpe for his 100th Test wicket, England v New Zealand, 3rd Test, The Oval, August 23, 1969

Dick Motz dismisses Phil Sharpe for his 100th Test wicket

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1969

Phil Sharpe

Phil Sharpe

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1963

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
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