Richard Kettleborough      

Full name Richard Allan Kettleborough

Born March 15, 1973, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 47 years 317 days

Major teams Middlesex, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Cricket Board

Nickname Ketts

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Umpire

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Worksop College; Airedale and Wharfdale College, Leeds

Richard Allan Kettleborough
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 33 56 6 1258 108 25.16 1 7 20 0
List A 21 16 4 290 58 24.16 0 1 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 33 378 243 3 2/26 81.00 3.85 126.0 0 0
List A 21 270 230 6 2/43 2/43 38.33 5.11 45.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1994 - 1999
List A span 1994 - 2000
Umpiring statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Southampton, Aug 13-17, 2020 scorecard
Test matches 68
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Sep 15, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Manchester, Sep 11, 2020 scorecard
ODI matches 90
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 30, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I India v West Indies at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016 scorecard
T20I matches 22
T20I statistics

Richard Kettleborough was a left-hand top-order batsman and occasional seamer who was on Yorkshire's books for several seasons without being able to make a first-team place his own. His only hundred came at the end of the 1996 summer but the following year he made only three appearances and he moved south to Middlesex where there was an opener's berth up for grabs. He was given an extended run but in 20 matches he only passed fifty five times and he was released at the end of 1999. He continued to play with great success in Yorkshire club cricket and in 2006 he was added to the ECB list of umpires. He made his international umpiring debut in the Twenty20 between England and Australia at Old Trafford in 2009 and was in the panel of 18 umpires for the World Cup in India in 2011. Later the same year, he was promoted to the ICC's Elite Panel and, 38 at the time, was the youngest man in the group. In 2013, just two years after getting into the Elite Panel, Kettleborough won the ICC's Umpire of the Year award.
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Aug 17, 2020

Joe Root and Azhar Ali talk to Richard Kettleborough and Michael Gough, England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Southampton, 5th day, August 17, 2020

Joe Root and Azhar Ali talk to Richard Kettleborough and Michael Gough

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Aug 17, 2020

The umpires were out to inspect, England v Pakistan, Ageas Bowl, 2nd Test, 5th day, August 17, 2020

The umpires were out to inspect

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Jun 11, 2019

The umpires Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough inspect the Bristol pitch, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Bristol, June 11, 2019

Michael Gough (extreme right) was on the ICC list of umpires for the 2019 World Cup

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ICC Umpire of the Year (winning the David Shepherd Trophy) 2013, 2014, 2015