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Full name John Dansey Hurry Riches
Born December 30, 1920, Cathays, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Died October 5, 1999, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (aged 78 years 279 days)
Major teams Glamorgan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Education Repton School
|First-class span||1947 - 1947|
John Riches was a slow left-armer who played once for Glamorgan in 1947, although he captained their second XI between 1946 and 1954 and subsequently served on the committee.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.