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George Sharp
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George Sharp

England
George Sharp

INTL CAREER: 1995 - 2012

Full Name

George Sharp

Born

March 12, 1950, West Hartlepool, Co Durham

Age

71y 57d

Nicknames

Blunt, Razor, Sharpie

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Height

5ft 11in

Education

Elwick Road, Hartlepool

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC3063968162549819.8502156590
List A28520352237751*15.740124250
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC3061147011/4770.00114.0000
List A285000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test16151
ODI443113
WODI22
WT20I321
FC2022002
List A28626818
T201091018

Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Umpire
FC Matches
Span
1968 - 1985
List A Matches
Span
1970 - 1985

Photos


Peter Willey and George Sharp attend their employment tribunal
Peter Willey and George Sharp walk into the field
George Sharp
Hit the deck: George Sharp stays low to avoid a swarm at bees at Hove
Portrait of George Sharp
Alan Knott bats