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Mali Richards
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Mali Richards

West Indies
Mali Richards

Full Name

Mali Alexander Richards

Born

September 02, 1983, Taunton, Somerset

Age

37y 251d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Education

Cheltenham College; Oxford Brookes

relations

(father),

(uncle),

(uncle)

TEAMS

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.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC182923765013.9201130
List A65036187.200010
T20110555.00862.50000000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC181338855153/6257.003.8389.20000
List A6726011/391/3960.005.0072.00000
T201------------

Recent Matches - Player

Photos


Portrait of Mali Richards
Mali Richards keeps his eye on the ball
Mali Richards celebrates one of three wickets
Mali Richards