Ex-Tykes great dies

Phil Sharpe was a member of seven county championship-winning teams at Yorkshire.
Phil Sharpe was a member of seven county championship-winning teams at Yorkshire.
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Former Yorkshire, Derbyshire and England batsman Phil Sharpe has died, at the age of 77.

Sharpe played 12 Tests in the 1960s, notably few given his average of 46.23, and was a member of seven county championship-winning teams at Yorkshire.

It is for his reputation as one of the greatest slip fielders of all time that he will be best remembered.

Sharpe took more than 600 catches in his 20-year career - many of them breathtakingly brilliant - and he also made more than 22,000 first-class runs.

Yorkshire president Dickie Bird said: “He was one of the best slip fielders I ever saw. He should have played more times for England.”