Richard Johnson      

Full name Richard Leonard Johnson

Born December 29, 1974, Chertsey, Surrey

Current age 39 years 364 days

Major teams England, Middlesex, Somerset

Nickname Jono, Lenny, The Greek

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Sunbury Manor School; Spelthorne College

Richard Leonard Johnson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 0 59 26 14.75 101 58.41 0 0 6 3 0 0
ODIs 10 4 1 16 10 5.33 20 80.00 0 0 1 1 0 0
First-class 166 227 28 3545 118 17.81 2 8 63 0
List A 194 127 30 1108 53 11.42 0 1 23 0
Twenty20 9 5 1 24 10 6.00 23 104.34 0 0 0 2 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 547 275 16 6/33 9/93 17.18 3.01 34.1 1 2 0
ODIs 10 9 402 239 11 3/22 3/22 21.72 3.56 36.5 0 0 0
First-class 166 27844 15094 528 10/45 28.58 3.25 52.7 20 3
List A 194 8607 6995 213 5/50 5/50 32.84 4.87 40.4 2 1 0
Twenty20 9 9 198 279 14 3/21 3/21 19.92 8.45 14.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Zimbabwe at Chester-le-Street, Jun 5-7, 2003 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Dec 2-6, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 26, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla, Nov 18, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1992
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Middlesex at Nottingham, May 9-12, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1993
Last List A Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury, May 7, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Leicestershire v Somerset at The Oval, Jul 30, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gloucestershire v Somerset at Bristol, Jul 7, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/29, 0/36 Berkshire v Lincolnshire Newbury 7 Sep 2008 Other
0/0, 3/43 Berkshire v Wiltshire Newbury 17 Aug 2008 Other
0/26, 0 Berkshire v Devon Lord's 6 Aug 2008 Other OD
9, 4/63 Berkshire v Oxfordshire Banbury 3 Aug 2008 Other
2/51 Berkshire v Oxfordshire Banbury 13 Jul 2008 Other OD
6, 0/55 Berkshire v Wales MC Pontarddulais 6 Jul 2008 Other
0, 0/101, 21, 0/22 Berkshire v Devon Torquay 22 Jun 2008 Other
21, 1/16 Berkshire v Cambs Newbury 15 Jun 2008 Other OD
2/35, 1, 4/37 Berkshire v Cornwall Newbury 8 Jun 2008 Other
1/15 Berkshire v Wiltshire Trowbridge 18 May 2008 Other OD
Profile

A burly swing bowler with a high action, Richard Johnson made the news in 1994 when he took 10 for 45 in an innings for Middlesex against Derbyshire. He had already ended Brian Lara's run of five consecutive first-class centuries that summer, and when Johnson excelled again in 1995, he was picked for England's tour of South Africa. But a back injury forced him to pull out, and he had to wait five and a half years before England came calling again, picking Johnson in the squad for the final three Tests against Australia in 2001, then drafting him in for the tour to India after Andy Caddick dropped out at the last minute. Opportunities were limited though, and when Caddick returned after Christmas to face New Zealand, it was Johnson who made way for him. Now at Somerset, Johnson's stock delivery is the one that swings away from the right-hander, but he can find bounce too, even if his accuracy sometimes suffers. His once-promising batting is now of the swing-or-miss variety, although he has the ability to turn a one-day game with some choice blows over the infield just one of the reasons he was called into England's one-day squad after the 2003 World Cup. He finally made his Test debut against Zimbabwe at Trent Bridge in June 2003, and picked up 6 for 33 ... and a knee injury that spoilt his season. Recalled for the winter tour of Bangladesh, he came in for the second Test at Chittagong after an injury to Stephen Harmison, and promptly took another five-for. But Harmison's return and England's resurgence meant that once again Johnson was consigned to the list of reserves and he has never really featured in the selectors' thoughts. His county career came full circle when he returned to Middlesex after the 2006 season as the club tried to strengthen their attack, but he was unable to break back into the first team and he announced his retirement at the end of the season.
Lawrence Booth October 2007

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Aug 22, 2013

Richard Johnson made a vital half-century, Derbyshire v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Derby, 3rd day, August 22, 2013

Richard Johnson made a vital half-century

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May 31, 2013

Richard Johnson gets forward to drive, Derbyshire v Surrey, County Championship, Division One, Derby, 2nd day, May 31, 2013

Richard Johnson gets forward to drive

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Jun 29, 2006

Richard Johnson bagged two wickets as Somerset tied with Northants, Northamptonshire v Somerset, Northampton, June 29, 2006

Richard Johnson bagged two wickets as Somerset tied with Northants

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1996

Walter Lawrence Trophy 2004

Series Results
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 10, 2012
West Indies won by 18 runs
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