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Richard Sharp ... an amazing rugby player from the 1960s!
I went to school with Richard Sharp. I was one year behind Richard. We both played rugby, and because I was a full back and he played either as a scrum half or fly-half, I played against him in almost all of our training games! But interestingly, as a future star at the international level, he was also the star on our school rugby team. However, the year after he left and we no longer had a star on the team, but we had a better record than the year before when we had Richard Sharp as the star. It is amazing what teamwork will do!
For the record, Richard Sharp was captain of Blundell's School rugby team, and then the Navy team, and then the Oxford University side and then the English team .. quite a story!
Westlake House, Blundell's School cricket team 1956 ... Richard Sharp is seated, Peter Burgess is standing behind him towards the middle
I believe Westlake won the inter-house cricket competition that year. We had a good team with everyone making important contributions. Though individual performance is important in cricket, it takes everyone making their contribution to become a winning side. Teamwork matters.