Full name David John Richardson
Born September 16, 1959, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Current age 57 years 190 days
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Northern Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Jan 30-Feb 3, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 27, 1998 scorecard|
|First-class span||1977/78 - 1997/98|
|List A span||1979/80 - 1997/98|
For the first seven years after South Africa returned from isolation, Dave Richardson was a fixture behind the stumps, his trademark sunhat and brown gloves a reassuring constant in a time of tumult. He was a wicketkeeper from the unobtrusive school who did his job immaculately and without fanfare. South Africa also had ample opportunity to call on his gritty batting talents, and it was in this role that he suffered perhaps his only noticeable case of nerves, when he reached the nineties in the third Test against New Zealand at Cape Town in 1994-95, after being dismissed in the first Test seven runs short of what would have been his maiden century. This time, Richardson duly went on to record his only Test ton. A lawyer, his articulate views on cricket issues are sought-after, and he remained involved in the game as a business agent for several current players. In January 2002 he was appointed as the ICC's first General Manager and, a decade later, its chief executive. Neil Manthorp
Eastern Province debut 1978-79
Northern Transvaal 1983-84
Education: Marist Bros, UPE
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