Full Name

Philip John Sharpe

Born

December 27, 1936, Shipley, Yorkshire

Died

May 19, 2014 (aged 77y 143d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

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.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1221478611146.23140170
FC493811782253022830.73291116180
List A13312872611114*21.57213770
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test12------------
FC49330219731/165.663.91100.6000
List A1334110---16.50-000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1956 - 1976
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1982

Photos


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)