Full Name

Barry Anderson Richards


July 21, 1945, Morningside, Durban, Natal


76y 90d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak


Barry Richards played just four Tests - and the cricket world is poorer for it. They were all in 1969-70 against Australia, and Richards made the most of his limited time in the limelight. A talent of such enormous stature that he once batted (and did well) using only the leading edge in a Durban club match, Richards was forced by South Africa's sporting isolation to play elsewhere, thrilling spectators with his nimble, aggressive strokeplay for Hampshire, Natal and South Australia, and in Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. There were many feats of remarkable batsmanship from one of the finest talents of the 20th century, including nine hundreds before lunch and 1000 runs in a season 15 times. But South Africans will never forget the Durban Test of 1969-70, when Richards and Graeme Pollock flayed the Australian attack to all parts of the Kingsmead ground. Neil Manthorp

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A233229178506155*40.1216501060
List A23327018572/82/826.424.1138.50000
Barry Anderson Richards
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
1964/65 - 1982/83
List A Matches
1968 - 1982/83


Barry Richards holds the bat with which he made 325 in a day at the WACA in 1970 in his right hand, and David Warner's modern-day weapon in his left
Len Pascoe and Barry Richards at a re-enactment of the first ball bowled under lights
Len Pascoe and Barry Richards at a re-enactment of the first ball bowled under lights
 John Stephenson, Mike Brearley, Barry Richards and Majid Khan at the MCC  World Cricket Committee conference
Barry Richards at the MCC  World Cricket Committee conference
Majid Khan, Barry Richards, Mike Brearley and John Stephenson