Matches (16)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
Dang CL (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
AFG v IRE (1)

Full Name

Philip John Sharpe


December 27, 1936, Shipley, Yorkshire


May 19, 2014 (aged 77y 143d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

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.

Phil Sharpe Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A13312872611114*21.57213-770


List A133-4110---16.50-000
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Debut/Last Matches of Phil Sharpe

FC Matches

1956 - 1976

List A Matches

1963 - 1982

Recent Matches of Phil Sharpe

Photos of Phil Sharpe

England XI for the opening Test against Rest of the World 1970
Dick Motz dismisses Phil Sharpe for his 100th Test wicket
Phil Sharpe batting against New Zealand
Phil Sharpe
Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the Gillette Cup aloft
Phil Sharpe (Yorkshire and England)