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Harry Sharp

Biography

Born at Kentish Town, London in 1917, Harry Sharp was a sound right-handed opening batsman and off-break bowler. He represented the county in 162 matches between 1946 and 1955. He accumulated 6,422 runs (av. 26.10) with ten centuries and a highest innings of 165 n.o. versus Northamptonshire in 1951. He achieved 52 wickets (av. 32.11) with a best performance of 5 for 52 and he held 61 catches. He hit 1,000 runs in a season on three occasions, with a best of 1,564 (av. 32.58) in 1953. His last first-class match was for M.C.C. in 1957. He was Middlesex scorer during the period 1974 until 1993 when the introduction of computerised scoring evolved. He died close to his home in Enfield in 1995.