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Full name Richard Michael Pyrah
Born November 1, 1982, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Current age 31 years 270 days
Major teams Yorkshire, Yorkshire Cricket Board
Nickname RP, Pyro
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Ossett High School
|First-class debut||Glamorgan v Yorkshire at Colwyn Bay, Aug 24-27, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham, Jun 22-24, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2001|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Jul 26, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|17*, 0/33||Yorkshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||26 Jul 2014||LA|
|1/44||Yorkshire||v Notts||Leeds||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|128, 3/30||Yorks 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Marske-by-the-Sea||22 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|0/30||Yorkshire||v Warwickshire||Leeds||18 Jul 2014||T20|
|1/12||Yorkshire||v Derbyshire||Chesterfield||13 Jul 2014||T20|
|1, 3/19||Yorkshire||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|1/24, 16||Yorkshire||v Durham||Leeds||2 Jul 2014||T20|
|16*, 0/16||Yorkshire||v Leics||Leeds||1 Jul 2014||T20|
|1/19, 3||Yorkshire||v Notts||Nottingham||28 Jun 2014||T20|
|3/37, 62, 0/30||Yorkshire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||22 Jun 2014||FC|
Richard Pyrah is a batting allrounder who at first carved a niche for himself with some steady performances in one-day cricket but by the 2010 season - six years after his Yorkshire debut - was beginning to show he had the qualities to be a useful player in four-day cricket as well as a key figure in the limited-overs format.
That year his medium pace claimed 20 wickets in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition and an impressive 21 wickets at 19.42 in the Friends Life t20, often stifling the opposition in the middle part of an innings. He also contributed 304 first-class runs in seven matches.
In 2011 he was Yorkshire's leading T20 wicket-taker with another 21 victims, including 5 for 16 against Durham at Scarborough, which stood as the best analysis for any Yorkshire bowler in the 20-over format. In first-class cricket, he enjoyed his best season by some distance with the ball, taking 29 wickets at 32.96, including career-best figures of 5 for 58 against Nottinghamshire in April, and produced one of the season's most memorable innings with the bat when he rescued Yorkshire from 45 for 8 against Lancashire at Headingley in July with a brilliant 117.
Two broken hands suffered at either end of the season disrupted his 2012 summer and greater competition in the seam bowling ranks meant that he featured most heavily in one-day cricket the following year.
ESPNcricinfo - January 2014
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