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Mark Richardson      

Full name Mark Hunter Richardson

Born June 11, 1971, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Current age 42 years 313 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Buckinghamshire, Otago

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Mark Hunter Richardson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 38 65 3 2776 145 44.77 7370 37.66 4 19 344 4 26 0
ODIs 4 4 0 42 26 10.50 97 43.29 0 0 4 0 1 0
First-class 157 264 31 9994 306 42.89 20 48 90 0
List A 91 87 7 2523 128* 31.53 3 15 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 38 3 66 21 1 1/16 1/16 21.00 1.90 66.0 0 0 0
ODIs 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 157 3966 1911 44 5/77 43.43 2.89 90.1 1 0
List A 91 810 592 12 2/25 2/25 49.33 4.38 67.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Sep 12-16, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Nov 26-30, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Brisbane, Jan 19, 2002 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1989/90
Last First-class Canterbury v Auckland at Christchurch, Dec 13-14, 2004 scorecard
List A span 1990-2003
Profile

Mark Richardson was undoubtedly one of the most admired players in the New Zealand game. A transformed left-arm spinner who turned his game from bowling to batting after suffering the yips, he became a masterful - if slightly dour - opening batsman who thrives on the challenge of holding his place at the crease for as long as he could. His Test average hovered around the 50 mark, and his adhesive qualities played a significant part in several New Zealand Test wins. The only blemish was a failure to convert fifties into bigger scores. But he reversed this trend somewhat on tour in England in 2004, where he struck 93 and 101 in the first Test at Lord's. And during the India tour of 2003 he made his highest Test score of 145, and put on the second-highest opening partnership for New Zealand in an overseas Test when he and Lou Vincent added 231 at Mohali. His after-match challenges to the opposition's slowest runner sometimes outstripped the games themselves for entertainment value. He announced his retirement, aged only 33, after the Australian tour late in 2004.
Lynn McConnell October 2004

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Jan 24, 2005

Mark Richardson wins a sprint-out against rugby players Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu, Wellington, January 24, 2005

Mark Richardson wins a celebrity sprint-out against rugby players Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu

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Nov 24, 2004

Mark Richardson at practice in the lead up to the second Test against Australia at Adelaide, November 24 2004

Mark Richardson at practice

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Nov 20, 2004

Mark Richardson drops Glenn McGrath, Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, November 20, 2004

Mark Richardson drops Glenn McGrath

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