Matches (20)
IND v ENG (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
BPL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
WI 4-Day (4)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Richard Charles James Williams

Born

August 08, 1969, Southmead, Bristol

Age

54y 199d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Universally known as 'Reggie', there are few more committed cricketers in the country than Richard Williams. A keeper of truly exceptional ability, he has been unfortunate enough to play understudy to Jack Russell. Indeed, it has been suggested that Williams is one of the five best keepers in the country, and few who have seen him could argue with that assessment.

After 11 years at Gloucestershire, during which he rightly won his county cap, the Bristol-born player has been allowed to leave the club to search for a new county where he can cement a first team space. This will allow Steven Pope, following a tour with England Under 19s, to stand next in line to Russell. Over more than a decade, Williams has only played 44 first-class games, though he was given five opportunities this summer after Russell slipped a disc. In the season he grabbed 15 catches and a stumping, though his batting was not impressive, a part of his game which has let him down. He has not made a first-class century, and looks vulnerable against the shorter ball.

Keeping wicket clearly comes naturally to Williams. He is a fairly orthodox keeper, a very clean taker of the ball, and nerveless catcher. As with most English keepers, he is most confident standing back to the quicker bowling than up to the spinners. Gloucester members and fans will not begrudge Williams his move, and will wish him well. He has been a marvellous servant to the club, postponing retirement and a school coaching spot to back up Russell. (Sean Beynon, Copyright CricInfo January 2002)

Richard Williams Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC445999119018.220512317
List A372042663816.6200408

Bowling

FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC44000-----000
List A37000-----000

Debut/Last Matches of Richard Williams

FC Matches

Span
1990 - 2001

List A Matches

Span
1990 - 2001

Recent Matches of Richard Williams

MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
Gloucs vs Sussex4 & 03c/0s & 0c/0s12-Sep-2001HoveFC
Gloucs vs Warwickshire33 & 51c/1s & 0c/0s31-May-2001BirminghamFC
Gloucs vs Warwickshire280c/0s29-May-2001BirminghamList A
Gloucs vs WORCS10 & 283c/0s & 3c/0s25-May-2001BristolFC
Gloucs vs Durham71c/0s22-May-2001BristolList A

Photos of Richard Williams

Reggie Williams ; Thumbnail portrait