Tributes to Yorkshire and England batsman Sharpe

Lords, London, 4th September 1965: ''Gillette Cricket Cup Final. Surrey v Yorkshire.'' Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the cup aloft watched by his victorious team.''Don Wilson, Doug Padgett, John Hampshire, Ken Taylor, Brian Close, Ray Illingworth, Ffreddie Trueman, Richard Hutton, Jimmy Binks, Phil Sharpe, Geoff Boycott.
Lords, London, 4th September 1965: ''Gillette Cricket Cup Final. Surrey v Yorkshire.'' Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the cup aloft watched by his victorious team.''Don Wilson, Doug Padgett, John Hampshire, Ken Taylor, Brian Close, Ray Illingworth, Ffreddie Trueman, Richard Hutton, Jimmy Binks, Phil Sharpe, Geoff Boycott.
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FORMER Yorkshire and England batsman Philip Sharpe has died at the age of 77.

Sharpe passed away in hospital last night after a short illness. Sharpe was part of the famous Yorkshire team that won seven County Championships between 1959 and 1968.

1968: ''Brian Close, Yorkshire captain, and Phil Sharpe going out to net practice.

1968: ''Brian Close, Yorkshire captain, and Phil Sharpe going out to net practice.

In 16 years with the county, he scored 17,685 runs in 411 first-class games at an average of 29.72.

Sharpe - regarded as one of the game’s greatest slip fielders - played 12 Tests for England between 1963 and 1969.

He made one Test century - 111 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in 1969.

Full story in tomorrow’s Yorkshire Post.