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Mali Richards      

Full name Mali Alexander Richards

Born September 2, 1983, Taunton, Somerset

Current age 30 years 311 days

Major teams West Indians, Antigua and Barbuda, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Middlesex, Oxford MCCU

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Cheltenham College; Oxford Brookes

Relation Father - IVA Richards, Uncle - D Richards, Uncle - M Richards

Mali Alexander Richards
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 18 29 2 376 50 13.92 0 1 13 0
List A 6 5 0 36 18 7.20 0 0 1 0
Twenty20 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 8 62.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 18 1338 855 15 3/62 57.00 3.83 89.2 0 0 0
List A 6 72 60 1 1/39 1/39 60.00 5.00 72.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford UCCE v Nottinghamshire at Oxford, Apr 16-18, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands at Port of Spain, Mar 14-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Barbados v Leeward Islands at Port of Spain, Feb 10, 2014 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Antigua and Barbuda v Guyana at Coolidge, Feb 17, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 14 Leeward Is v Trinidad & T Port of Spain 14 Mar 2014 FC
17, 0/8, 11 Leeward Is v Jamaica Basseterre 7 Mar 2014 FC
50, 0 Leeward Is v Comb C&C Basseterre 1 Mar 2014 FC
7, 0/7 Leeward Is v Barbados Port of Spain 10 Feb 2014 LA
10 Leeward Is v Trinidad & T Scarborough 5 Feb 2014 LA
1/39, 0 Leeward Is v Comb C&C Port of Spain 1 Feb 2014 LA
18, 0/14 Leeward Is v Comb C&C Georgetown 24 Oct 2011 LA
9 Leeward Is v Comb C&C Gros Islet 26 Feb 2010 FC
12, 20 Leeward Is v Windward Is Georgetown 12 Feb 2010 FC
2, 6 Leeward Is v Trinidad & T St Philip 29 Jan 2010 FC
Profile

As many players have found, following in a famous father's footsteps is not easy and Mali Richards is no exception. Although he was born in Taunton he grew up in Antigua and emerged as a middle-order batsman who could bowl seam, although the comparisons were slightly checked as he is a left-hand bat. But the weight of expectation increased when he scored a hundred for Antigua Under-15s and then as a 19-year-old hammered 319 for Antigua against Combined Virgin Islands. By then he had also made a mark in England where, as a 17-year-old at Cheltenham College, he scored 958 runs at 56.35. He had a game or two for Gloucestershire 2nd XI and was then on the books at Middlesex in 2003 and 2004 but played 12 second-team matches, primarily as a batsman, and scored 286 runs at 16.82, with a best of 57, his only fifty and never looked like pressing for a first-team place. He later criticised the club for their handling of him. He played for Oxford UCCE while at Oxford Brookes without doing anything of note with bat or ball, and it seems unlikely that he will make any major impact on the game.
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Jun 3, 2007

Mali Richards keeps his eye on the ball, MCC v West Indies, Racecourse Ground, Durham, June 3, 2007

Mali Richards keeps his eye on the ball

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Apr 24, 2006

Mali Richards celebrates one of three wickets, British Universities v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Fenner's, April 24, 2006

Mali Richards celebrates one of three wickets

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May 25, 2004

Mali Richards

Mali Richards

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Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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