|Full name||Phillip Carrick|
16 July 1952|
Armley, Yorkshire, England
|Died||11 January 2000
West Morton, Yorkshire, England
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Bowling style||Slow left arm orthodox|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 8 September 2009|
Carrick was born in Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, educated at Park Lane College of Further Education, and began his first-class career in 1970. The left-arm spinner, nicknamed "Fergie", took more than 1,000 wickets over his twenty three year career, and fell just six runs short of hitting 10,000 first-class runs for Yorkshire. His bowling partnership with Geoff Cope was a successful one for the county. He captained Yorkshire to victory over Northamptonshire in the 1987 Benson & Hedges Cup, having had his benefit season in 1985. As well as Yorkshire he spent two seasons playing in South Africa with Eastern Province and Northern Transvaal. After retiring from first-class cricket in 1993, he continued to play local league cricket, captaining Pudsey Congs to the Bradford League title and he also had success as an umpire for the ECB.
He died of leukaemia aged 47 in January 2000, survived by his wife and two daughters. His funeral was held in Bradford Cathedral. Among those attending were his cricketing colleagues Brian Close, Ray Illingworth, Martyn Moxon, Dickie Bird, Graham Gooch, Mike Gatting and John Emburey.