Sir Richie Richardson      

Full name Richard Benjamin Richardson

Born January 12, 1962, Five Islands Village, Antigua

Current age 52 years 194 days

Major teams West Indies, Leeward Islands, Northerns, West Indies B, Windward Islands, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Administrator

Richard Benjamin Richardson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 86 146 12 5949 194 44.39 16 27 23 90 0
ODIs 224 217 30 6248 122 33.41 9801 63.74 5 44 75 0
First-class 234 390 31 14618 194 40.71 37 68 207 0
List A 313 304 37 8458 122 31.67 6 59 92 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 86 7 66 18 0 - - - 1.63 - 0 0 0
ODIs 224 6 58 46 1 1/4 1/4 46.00 4.75 58.0 0 0 0
First-class 234 913 441 13 5/40 33.92 2.89 70.2 1 0
List A 313 88 85 2 1/4 1/4 42.50 5.79 44.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 24-29, 1983 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 24-28, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Guwahati, Dec 17, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Mohali, Mar 14, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-2001
List A span 1981-1999
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- World Mast. v PCA XI London 2 Sep 2009 Other T20
34, 1/20 Lashings XI v Sth Northumb Gosforth 2 Jul 2008 Other OD
3 Lashings XI v Ireland Wicklow 22 Jun 2008 Other T20
0/36 Lashings XI v Ireland Wicklow 22 Jun 2008 Other T20
- Lashings XI v Celebrasians Uxbridge 28 Jun 2007 Other OD
- Lashings XI v DSR Sports Select XI Leeds 24 Jun 2007 Other OD
53* Lashings XI v Eversley Eversley 15 Jun 2007 Other OD
8, 1/32 Lashings XI v Cambridge U Cambridge 13 Jun 2007 Other OD
17, 0/44 Lashings XI v Cambridge U Cambridge 21 Jun 2006 Other OD
Profile

Out of the shadow of Viv emerged Richie. Richards followed by Richardson was somehow genealogically appropriate. There was a contrast, though. Richards was volatile and explosive in word and deed. His successor as West Indies captain was genteel and gentle, unfailingly courteous, and modest. He stood for sportsmanship in an age where such values were beginning to disappear, and deserved better than the shabby underhand powerbrokering that eventually saw him dethroned. Like Richards, he also declined to wear a helmet, and his wide-brimmed maroon sunhat became a trademark. He was a destructively brilliant batsman, particularly on hard pitches where he could throw the bat through the line with abandon, carving the ball square. He hooked willingly too, usually up, frequently for six. Criticism was usually directed at his lack of concentration, but he was capable of that: his 69 grafted out over four hours on a vile pitch at Edgbaston in 1995 was a masterly exhibition of bad-wicket play. He reserved his finest innings for the Australians: only Sachin Tendulkar and Jack Hobbs have bettered his nine centuries against them. The finest was at Georgetown in March 1991, when he blasted 182, including 106 in the final session of the first day.
Mike Selvey

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Feb 28, 2014

Andy Roberts leads Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose in a parade after they were knighted, West Indies v England, 1st ODI, North Sound, February 28, 2014

Andy Roberts leads Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose in a parade after they were knighted

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Mar 2, 2011

Richie Richardson talks to the media, Dhaka, March 2, 2011

Richie Richardson talks to the media

© AFP

Jul 25, 2008

David Lloyd, Richie Richardson and Kevin Pietersen, Stanford announcement, Rose Bowl, July 25, 2008

David Lloyd, Richie Richardson and Kevin Pietersen

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1992

Country Fixtures Country Results
Tridents v Hawksbills at Bridgetown - Jul 25
Hawksbills 90/5 (15.1/20 ov)
Red Steel v Tallawahs at Port of Spain
Jul 26, 2014 (12:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
Tridents v Amazon at Bridgetown
Jul 26, 2014 (16:00 local | 20:00 GMT | 16:00 EDT | 15:00 CDT | 13:00 PDT)
Red Steel v Zouks at Port of Spain
Jul 27, 2014 (16:00 local | 20:00 GMT | 16:00 EDT | 15:00 CDT | 13:00 PDT)
Tallawahs v Hawksbills at Kingston
Jul 31, 2014 (14:00 local | 19:00 GMT | 15:00 EDT | 14:00 CDT | 12:00 PDT)
Zouks v Tridents at Gros Islet
Jul 31, 2014 (20:00 local | 00:00 GMT | 20:00 EDT | 19:00 CDT | 17:00 PDT)
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