Richard Blakey      

Full name Richard John Blakey

Born January 15, 1967, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Current age 47 years 347 days

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Nickname Dick

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Rastrick Grammar School

Richard John Blakey
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 7 6 1.75 42 16.66 0 0 1 0 2 0
ODIs 3 2 0 25 25 12.50 50 50.00 0 0 3 0 2 1
First-class 348 554 87 14674 223* 31.42 13 86 778 57
List A 384 329 83 7657 130* 31.12 3 37 375 61
Twenty20 7 5 1 119 32 29.75 117 101.70 0 0 7 2 5 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 348 63 68 1 1/68 68.00 6.47 63.0 0 0
List A 384 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Chennai, Feb 11-15, 1993 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Mumbai, Feb 19-23, 1993 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Lord's, Aug 22, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Gwalior, Mar 4, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1985
Last First-class Yorkshire v Gloucestershire at Leeds, Sep 17-20, 2003 scorecard
List A debut 1986
Last List A Gloucestershire v Yorkshire at Bristol, Jul 17, 2004 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Leeds, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 15, 2004 scorecard
Profile

Blakey began life as a batting wunderkind: he blossomed in county cricket and hit 221 for England A in Zimbabwe in 1989-90, but the following summer Yorkshire, desperate to replace David Bairstow, decided to turn him into a wicketkeeper as well. For a while the change worked, but Blakey's form with the bat soon suffered, and he dropped down to No. 7. England picked him for two one-day internationals against Pakistan in 1992, and then, controversially, ahead of Jack Russell for the winter tours of India and Sri Lanka. He didn't concede a bye in India's mammoth 560-6 at Madras, but his handling of Anil Kumble - about as convincing as Phil Tufnell against Patrick Patterson - cost him his place for ever. Blakey was a Yorkshire regular until 2000, when he attracted more headlines for the cheeky title of his autobiography - Taking it from Behind - than for his cricket. In fact, after failing to make runs from No. 3, he was dropped for the first time in his 15-year county career, in favour of Simon Guy. He has not appeared for the first-team in the last few seasons and was released after the 2006 summer.
Lawrence Booth September 2006

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Apr 19, 2006

Michael Vaughan and Richard Blakey warm up ahead of Yorkshire's championship clash with Nottinghamshire, April 19, 2006

Michael Vaughan and Richard Blakey warm up ahead of Yorkshire's championship clash with Nottinghamshire

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Aug 31, 2002

C&G Trophy Final, Somerset v Yorkshire, Lord's, Sat 31 Aug 2002

Richard Blakey holds the Trophy aloft for winners Yorkshire

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Apr 24, 2002

Richard Blakey drives Martin Bicknell for a lovely 4 runs

Richard Blakey drives Martin Bicknell for a lovely 4 runs

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