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Dick Richardson      

Full name Derek Walter Richardson

Born November 3, 1934, Hereford

Current age 80 years 173 days

Major teams England, Worcestershire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 33 33 33.00 0 0 3 0 1 0
First-class 383 660 65 16303 169 27.40 16 89 422 0
List A 11 10 1 121 23 13.44 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 383 588 354 8 2/11 44.25 3.61 73.5 0 0
List A 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jul 4-9, 1957 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952 - 1967
List A span 1963 - 1967
Profile

Dick Richardson was a fair-haired, stylish, left-hand middle-order batsman and an outstanding close fielder (he holds Worcestershire's record for most catches in a season by a non-wicketkeeper - 65 in 1961 - and in a career -412) . He initially joined Worcestershire as an amateur, turning professional in 1956 and until his premature retirement in 1967 was a lynchpin of the county side, especially when they won back-to-back Championships in 1964 and 1965. His one Test came against West Indies in 1957 when he made 33 - his brother, Peter, was also in that side and it was the first instance of brothers playing together in a Test for England since 1891-92. John Arlott wrote that he was "combative", adding that he was "one of those players of whom it is true to say that his figures do not reflect his worth."
Martin Williamson

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Sep 7, 1963

Dick Richardson is caught behind by Sussex wicketkeeper Jim Parks off the bowling of Ian Thomson, Sussex v Worcestershire, Gillette Cup final, Lord's, September 7, 1963

Dick Richardson is caught behind by Sussex wicketkeeper Jim Parks

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