Full name William Henry Matthews Richards
Born March 26, 1862, Grahamstown, Cape Colony
Died January 4, 1903, Wynberg, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 40 years 284 days)
Major teams South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 25-26, 1889 scorecard|
|First-class span||1888/89 - 1888/89|
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