Phil Carrick

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Phil Carrick
Personal information
Full name Phillip Carrick
Born (1952-07-16)16 July 1952
Armley, Yorkshire, England
Died 11 January 2000(2000-01-11) (aged 47)
West Morton, Yorkshire, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Domestic team information
Years Team
1970–1993 Yorkshire
1976–1977 Eastern Province
1982–1983 Northern Transvaal
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 444 311
Runs scored 10,300 2,188
Batting average 22.00 14.02
100s/50s 3/41 –/2
Top score 131 not out 54
Balls bowled 78,325 11,853
Wickets 1,081 249
Bowling average 29.82 30.67
5 wickets in innings 47 2
10 wickets in match 5 n/a
Best bowling 8/33 5/22
Catches/stumpings 197/– 70/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 September 2009

Phillip Carrick (16 July 1952 – 11 January 2000) was an English first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1970 and 1993.[1]

Carrick was born in Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, educated at Park Lane College of Further Education,[2] 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.


  1. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 365. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  2. ^ Phil Carrick at ESPNcricinfo

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