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Wednesday, 12 January, 2000, 10:02 GMT
Yorkshire's Carrick dies

Phil Carrick: "A great servant to Yorkshire"


Former Yorkshire cricket captain Phil Carrick has died of leukemia, aged 47.

He finally succumbed to the disease on Tuesday night after a protracted battle.



His epitaph will be that he always served this county to the very best of his ability
Keith Moss, Yorkshire chairman
The left-arm spinner took more than 1,000 wickets and fell just short of 10,000 runs in a career that reached its peak when he captained Yorkshire to victory over Northampton in the 1987 Benson and Hedges Cup.

Current captain David Byas said that to lose Carrick so soon after another former skipper, David Bairstow, was "tragic".

Bairstow committed suicide in January 1998.

Yorkshire chairman Keith Moss also paid tribute to the player known to his colleagues as "Fergie".

"Everyone connected with our club and many more besides will be devastated by this news, and our hearts go out to his family," he said.

"He was a great servant to Yorkshire as a player and captain, and his epitaph will be that he always served this county to the very best of his ability."

Carrick retired from first-class cricket in 1993, but continued to play in the Bradford League for a number of sides, including Farsley, Pudsey, St Lawrence and most recently Pudsey Congs. He was also a Minor Counties umpire.

He leaves a widow, Ellie, and two daughters.

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