Full name Peter Andrew Sharp
Born August 11, 1939, Invercargill, Southland
Died February 18, 2012, Christchurch, Canterbury (aged 72 years 191 days)
Major teams Canterbury
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Other Administrator, Commentator
|First-class span||1964/65 - 1965/66|
Offspinner Peter Sharp played eight first-class matches for Canterbury over two seasons, taking 21 wickets at an average of 26.90. After his playing days, Sharp began a 45-year commentary career in 1966 and was also involved in coaching. He served on the New Zealand Cricket board, was president of Canterbury Cricket and was also a provincial selector. Sharp was awarded the Sutcliffe Medal in 2006 for outstanding services to cricket. He died in February 2012 after a battle with cancer.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"