Richie RICHARDSON

Richie Richardson - West Indies - International Test Cricket Career 1983-95

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Date: 13 May 1995

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    • POSITION
      Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 12 January 1962
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Antigua, West Indies
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • West Indies
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Richie RICHARDSON - West Indies - International Test Cricket Career 1983-95

 

Richie Richardson, the prolific Antiguan number three batsman, was West Indies captain in the early years of their decline in the mid 1990s, an unhappy period when supporters were upset because they did not win all the time. Richardson was noted for his wide-brimmed red sunhat, a fashion which became a cult when he lead the team to Australia in the early 90s and spectators turned up in sunhats with brims the width of umbrellas. One home-made affair even covered two people. He made his Test debut in Bombay in 1983-84, but did not make a mark until Australia toured the Caribbean in 1984, when he made 131 not out in Bridgetown and 154 in Antigua. He did not get a Test in England in 1984, struggling with the moving ball and he spent a season in league cricket with Swansea to improve his technique. He was still left out after the third Test in England in 1988 and did not come to terms with the wickets until 1991, when he made 104 at Edgbaston and 121 at the Oval. Elsewhere he dominated, making 138 in Brisbane in 1984-85, 102 and 160 when England toured West Indies in 1986, 194 and 156 against India in 1989 and two centuries and a 99 against Australia in 1990. He played in the 1987 World Cup, making 93 against England at Jaipur and 110 against Pakistan in Karachi. He was less successful as World Cup captain in Australia in 1992, replacing Richards as Test captain for West Indies first game against South Africa. He opened the batting with Desmond Haynes in a 1993-94 home series against England and made 93 at the Oval in the return series in 1995. (Bob Harragan)

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Test Career Batting and Fielding (1983/84-1995)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
West Indies 86 146 12 5949 194 44.39 16 27 90
Test Career Bowling (1984/85-1992/93)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
West Indies 66 4 18 0 0-0 1.63

First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1981/82-2000/01)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Overall 234 390 31 14618 194 40.71 37 68 207
First-Class Career Bowling (1982/83-2000/01)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Overall 913 24 441 13 5-40 33.92 1 0 70.23 2.89

ODI Career Batting and Fielding (1983/84-1995/96)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
West Indies 224 217 30 6248 122 33.41 5 44 63.74 75
ODI Career Bowling (1984/85-1991/92)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI SRate Econ
West Indies 58 0 46 1 1-4 46.00 0 0 58.00 4.75

List A Career Batting and Fielding (1981/82-1998/99)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Overall 313 304 37 8458 122 31.67 6 59 94
List A Career Bowling (1984/85-1991/92)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI SRate Econ
Overall 88 0 85 2 1-4 42.50 0 0 44.00 5.79