Jack Richards      

Full name Clifton James Richards

Born August 10, 1958, Penzance, Cornwall

Current age 56 years 73 days

Major teams England, Orange Free State, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Clifton James Richards
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 13 0 285 133 21.92 750 38.00 1 0 29 0 20 1
ODIs 22 16 3 154 50 11.84 264 58.33 0 1 7 0 16 1
First-class 286 371 87 8012 172* 28.21 8 37 604 72
List A 264 193 46 2917 113 19.84 3 9 199 52
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 22 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 286 282 224 5 2/42 44.80 4.76 56.4 0 0
List A 264 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 14-19, 1986 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 4-8, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Ahmedabad, Nov 25, 1981 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 4, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1988
List A span 1977-1988
Profile

Jack Richards was a neat and efficient wicketkeeper, taller than most at 5' 11", whose excellent footwork and agility' allied to his effective middle-order batting, made him a genuine England contender. His first tour for England was to India and Sri Lanka as Bob Taylor's understudy in 1981-82, and in 1986, when topping 1000 runs in the summer, he played two ODIs against New Zealand. That winter he was picked to tour Australia as Bruce French's deputy, but pressed into action at Brisbane in an England side bereft of runs, he did enough to secure his place (despite a duck in his only innings). The tour was a success, with England winning the Ashes under Mike Gatting, and Richards to the fore. In his second Test, at Perth, he hammered 133 in exactly four hours, and ended the series with 264 runs at 37.71. But his form tailed off at the end of that tour, and although he played in the ODIs against Pakistan at the start of 1987, he lost his Test place to French, keeping at Leeds, where he made 6 and 2, when French was struck down with chicken pox. He toured New Zealand that winter, again as French's No. 2, and made two more appearances the following summer against West Indies but mustering only 13 runs in four innings. But despite a record-breaking benefit at Surrey, there were rumblings of unrest and he was released at the end of the 1988 season. Unable to find another county, he retired even though he was just 30 at the time. Richards was born in Cornwall, learning his cricket at Penzance. He now lives in Belgium with his Dutch wife, running a successful business in neighbouring Holland.
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