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Richard Austin      

Full name Richard Arkwright Austin

Born September 5, 1954, Jones Town, Kingston, Jamaica

Current age 59 years 226 days

Major teams West Indies, Jamaica, West Indies Young Cricketers

Batting style Right-hand bat

Richard Arkwright Austin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 0 22 20 11.00 0 0 3 0 2 0
ODIs 1 1 0 8 8 8.00 13 61.53 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 38 63 1 2097 141 33.82 4 14 27 0
List A 22 22 1 385 124* 18.33 1 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 1 6 5 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 6 13 0 - - - 13.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 38 5065 2279 73 8/71 31.21 2.69 69.3 3 2
List A 22 846 535 23 5/37 5/37 23.26 3.79 36.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Mar 3-5, 1978 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Mar 17-19, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI West Indies v Australia at St John's, Feb 22, 1978 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1974-1983
List A span 1975-1983
Profile

Richard Austin was a talented allrounder - a batsman who could bowl either medium pace or offspin as the situation demanded. He broke through into the West Indies side in 1977-78 - scoring 22 runs at 11.00 in the first two Tests - at the same time he signed for World Series Cricket. He was dropped for the third Test, along with some other rebels, prompting the walkout of the remaining Packer contractees. His form was not affected by the furore and he ended the domestic season at the top of the national batting averages. He was only ever on the periphery of World Series, and after the settlement he never was in serious consideration for an international recall. Disenchanted, in 1982-83 he signed to take part in the rebel tour of South Africa and was subsequently banned for life. Thereafter his life fell apart and he became a homeless drugs addict. He briefly kicked the habit in the late 1990s, returning to coaching his local club, but soon returned to the streets. He was also a good enough footballer to play for Jamaica.
Martin Williamson

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Aug 5, 2012

Former Jamaica and West Indies players Uton Dowe, Richard Austin and Jeff Dujon during the Jamaica 50 parade, Sabina Park, August 4, 2012

Former Jamaica and West Indies players Uton Dowe, Richard Austin and Jeff Dujon during the Jamaica 50 parade

© DigicelCricket.com/Brooks LaTouche Photography

Jun 21, 2011

Richard

Richard "Danny Germs" Austin strikes a mean pose at the Sabina Park

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