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Phil Sharpe slip catching

Wisden Obituary

Philip Sharpe

Philip Sharpe made catching look easy: he seldom dived, rarely tossed the ball up in celebration, and often slipped it into his pocket before spectators realised it had been caught

Philip Sharpe, 1936-2014

Yorkshire mourns slipper Sharpe

Philip Sharpe, who has died at 77 after a short illness, played 12 Tests for England but upon his passing in Yorkshire they will talk only off his slip catching


Phil Sharpe

To the casual observer Philip Sharpe, the Yorkshire number three batsman, could be anything except a professional sportsman