Full name Richard Terry Bates
Born June 17, 1972, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Current age 44 years 42 days
Major teams Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Cricket Board
Nickname Blaster, Blast, Batesy, Roland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Bourne Grammar School; Stamford College for Further Education
|First-class span||1993 - 1999|
|List A debut||1990|
|Last List A||Cumberland v Nottinghamshire Cricket Board at Keswick, Aug 29, 2002 scorecard|
Richard Bates was an offspinner who in seven seasons never managed to secure a regular place in the Nottinghamshire side, and in 33 matches took only one five-for. But he started coaching for the county during the winter, and after retiring at the end of 1999 he worked for the ECB at both regional and national level. He was appointed as the England women's coach in 2003 and was in charge for four years, during which time he helped them regain the Ashes in 2005. He quit in April 2007 to move, with his family, to Australia.
Martin Williamson April 2007
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"