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George Sharp      

Full name George Sharp

Born March 12, 1950, West Hartlepool, Co Durham

Current age 64 years 284 days

Major teams Northamptonshire

Nickname Blunt, Razor, Sharpie

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Umpire

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Elwick Road, Hartlepool

George Sharp
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 306 396 81 6254 98 19.85 0 21 565 90
List A 285 203 52 2377 51* 15.74 0 1 242 50
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 306 114 70 1 1/47 70.00 3.68 114.0 0 0
List A 285 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1968-1985
List A span 1970-1985
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v India at Nottingham, Jul 4-9, 1996 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Jan 31-Feb 4, 2002 scorecard
Test matches 15
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Singapore, Apr 3, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Nov 4, 2001 scorecard
ODI matches 31
ODI statistics
Profile

George Sharp was signed by Northamptonshire as a wicketkeeper when 16 and he had to wait four years for his Championship debut - he had made three appearances against the universities - in August 1970. He impressed when given a chance and started 1971 as the first choice, although his season was cut short by a broken finger. Restored in 1972, his keeping against some talented seamers - such as Sarfraz Nawaz, Bob Cottam and John Dye - won praise and he regularly chipped in with valuable lower middle-order runs. In 1976 he made 785 runs, his best, and in 1983 he seemed set for a maiden hundred when dismissed for 98 - it was to be his career best. He retired at the end of 1985 after breaking his thumb and then a finger, but moved with ease into umpiring, standing in 15 Tests and 31 ODIs between 1995-96 and 2001-02 as one of the ICC's international umpires.
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Jun 30, 2008

Hit the deck: George Sharp stays low to avoid a swarm at bees at Hove, Sussex v Lancashire, 2nd day, Hove, June 30, 2008

Hit the deck: George Sharp stays low to avoid a swarm at bees at Hove

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