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Full name Richard Vivian Macaulay Stanbury
Born February 5, 1916, Madras (now Chennai), India
Died June 29, 2008, Peasemarsh, East Sussex (aged 92 years 145 days)
Major teams Somerset
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Education Shrewsbury School
|First-class span||1935 - 1936|
Richard Stanbury was educated at Shrewsbury School where he spent two years in the XI as a specialist wicketkeeper. In his final matches he was promoted to open the innings with some success, scoring a brace of forties. On leaving, he played twice for Somerset as an amateur, at a time the cash-strapped county needed as many of them as possible. On his debut against his own university, he scored 21 in a 70-minute stand which was not enough to save Somerset from defeat; a year later he made his second and final appearance in an innings defeat by Essex.
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.