Full name Richard Terry Bates
Born June 17, 1972, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Current age 44 years 280 days
Major teams Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Cricket Board
Nickname Blaster, Blast, Batesy, Roland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Bourne Grammar School; Stamford College for Further Education
|First-class span||1993 - 1999|
|List A debut||1990|
|Last List A||Cumberland v Nottinghamshire Cricket Board at Keswick, Aug 29, 2002 scorecard|
Richard Bates was an offspinner who in seven seasons never managed to secure a regular place in the Nottinghamshire side, and in 33 matches took only one five-for. But he started coaching for the county during the winter, and after retiring at the end of 1999 he worked for the ECB at both regional and national level. He was appointed as the England women's coach in 2003 and was in charge for four years, during which time he helped them regain the Ashes in 2005. He quit in April 2007 to move, with his family, to Australia.
Martin Williamson April 2007
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history