Richard Ellison      

Full name Richard Mark Ellison

Born September 21, 1959, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent

Current age 54 years 347 days

Major teams England, Kent, Tasmania

Nickname Elly

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 6 ft 3 in

Education Tonbridge School, Exeter University

Relation Grandfather - HRN Ellison, Brother - CC Ellison

Richard Mark Ellison
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 16 1 202 41 13.46 718 28.13 0 0 23 0 2 0
ODIs 14 12 4 86 24 10.75 110 78.18 0 0 3 1 2 0
First-class 207 284 72 5046 108 23.80 1 21 86 0
List A 175 136 56 1967 84 24.58 0 4 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 20 2264 1048 35 6/77 10/104 29.94 2.77 64.6 2 3 1
ODIs 14 14 696 510 12 3/42 3/42 42.50 4.39 58.0 0 0 0
First-class 207 30046 13773 475 7/33 28.99 2.75 63.2 18 2
List A 175 7920 5320 188 4/19 4/19 28.29 4.03 42.1 6 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 9-14, 1984 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 5-10, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Pune, Dec 5, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jul 16, 1986 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-1993
List A span 1981-1992
Profile

A solidly built swing bowler who had been a fine schoolboy player, Richard Ellison made his Test debut (alongside Jonathan Agnew) in the 1984 Oval Test. He took five wickets, but couldn't stop West Indies pulling off their historic 5-0 "blackwash". The following year Ellison was recalled for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia, at Edgbaston, and this time it was a different story: curly mop bobbing as he jinked in, he claimed ten wickets in the match, three of them on a delirious fourth evening as Australia crumbled to 37 for 5. The key wicket was Allan Border, who stretched forward but was befuddled by Ellison's late breakback. The ball just clipped the bails, and the danger man was gone. But Ellison lacked the pace to be as dangerous overseas, and also lacked the fitness to be as effective in England again. He missed the whole of the 1987 season with injury, but bounced back with 71 county wickets for Kent in 1988. However, England never called again, and Ellison drifted into retirement at the early age of 33.
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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1986

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 145/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 197/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 497/8
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 150/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 144/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 310/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 38/0 Northants 448/9d
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