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David Richardson      

Full name David John Richardson

Born September 16, 1959, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 54 years 319 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Northern Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Administrator

Relation Father - JH Richardson, Brother - RP Richardson, Cousin - RJ Richardson, Son - MJ Richardson

David John Richardson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 42 64 8 1359 109 24.26 3241 41.93 1 8 144 2 150 2
ODIs 122 77 33 868 53 19.72 1298 66.87 0 1 33 1 148 17
First-class 200 310 51 6981 134 26.95 6 37 579 40
List A 158 137 36 2545 94 25.19 0 13 167 12
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 42 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 122 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 200 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 158 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Jan 30-Feb 3, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 27, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1998
List A span 1979-1998
Profile

Wisden overview
For the first seven years after South Africa returned from isolation, Dave Richardson was a fixture behind the stumps, his trademark sunhat and brown gloves a reassuring constant in a time of tumult. He was a wicketkeeper from the unobtrusive school who did his job immaculately and without fanfare. South Africa also had ample opportunity to call on his gritty batting talents, and it was in this role that he suffered perhaps his only noticeable case of nerves, when he reached the nineties in the third Test against New Zealand at Cape Town in 1994-95, after being dismissed in the first Test seven runs short of what would have been his maiden century. This time, Richardson duly went on to record his only Test ton. A lawyer, his articulate views on cricket issues are sought-after, and he remained involved in the game as a business agent for several current players. In January 2002 he was appointed as the ICC's first General Manager and, a decade later, its chief executive. Neil Manthorp

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Jun 26, 2014

N Srinivasan and Dave Richardson after the ICC meeting, Melbourne, June 26, 2014

N Srinivasan and Dave Richardson after the ICC meeting

© AFP

Jun 24, 2014

Nishantha Ranatunga shakes hands with David Richardson, Melbourne, June 24, 2014

Nishantha Ranatunga shakes hands with David Richardson

© AFP

Apr 9, 2014

Peter Chingoka and David Richardson have a chat during the ICC Board meeting, Dubai, April 9, 2014

Peter Chingoka and David Richardson have a chat during the ICC Board meeting

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Notes

Eastern Province debut 1978-79

Northern Transvaal 1983-84

Education: Marist Bros, UPE

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
3rd Place play-off: NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Northampton
Aug 7-10, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Only Test: Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare
Aug 9-13, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
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