Full name Derek Walter Richardson
Born November 3, 1934, Hereford
Current age 81 years 269 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|
|First-class span||1952 - 1967|
|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."
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"