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Full name Derek Walter Richardson
Born November 3, 1934, Hereford
Current age 78 years 203 days
Major teams England, Worcestershire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|Only Test||England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jul 4-9, 1957 scorecard|
|List A span||1963-1967|
Dick Richardson was a fair-haired, stylish, left-hand middle-order batsman and an outstanding close fielder (he holds Worcestershire's record for most catches in a season by a non-wicketkeeper - 65 in 1961 - and in a career -412) . He initially joined Worcestershire as an amateur, turning professional in 1956 and until his premature retirement in 1967 was a lynchpin of the county side, especially when they won back-to-back Championships in 1964 and 1965. His one Test came against West Indies in 1957 when he made 33 - his brother, Peter, was also in that side and it was the first instance of brothers playing together in a Test for England since 1891-92. John Arlott wrote that he was "combative", adding that he was "one of those players of whom it is true to say that his figures do not reflect his worth."
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