David Richardson

Country: South Africa
Born: September 16, 1959, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

David Richardson Bio

Dave Richardson, born David John Richardson on September 16, 1959, in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a highly regarded cricketer and administrator. Known for his steady wicketkeeping and resilient batting, Richardson played an integral role in the South African cricket team during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Richardson, recognizable for his trademark sunhat and brown gloves, became synonymous with consistency and reliability for South Africa. He made his debut in 1991, just a year after South Africa returned from isolation, and went on to become a mainstay behind the stumps for the national side for seven years. With his unobtrusive style, Richardson successfully executed his wicketkeeping duties without seeking unnecessary attention or accolades.

In addition to his exceptional glovework, Richardson showcased his batting prowess on numerous occasions. Known for his grit and determination, he often came to the team’s rescue with significant contributions lower down the order. One of the most memorable instances of his batting heroics came during the third Test against New Zealand in Cape Town during the 1994-95 season. Richardson, having fallen short of his maiden century in the first Test, displayed nerves of steel when he reached the nineties in the third Test. Overcoming his previous disappointment, he reached the three-figure mark, securing his only Test hundred.

Dave Richardson’s contribution to South African cricket extended beyond his playing career. As a lawyer, he offered insightful and articulate views on cricket-related matters, making him a sought-after figure in the cricketing fraternity. Richardson also took on the role of a business agent for numerous present-day cricketers, further consolidating his influence in the sport.

In recognition of his knowledge and expertise, Richardson was appointed as the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) first General Manager in January 2002. His appointment reflected the organization’s trust in his ability to bring valuable insights and experience to the global cricketing landscape. Richardson’s tenure as the General Manager paved the way for his ascent to the position of ICC Chief Executive in 2012, a role he held for seven years.

Throughout his career, Dave Richardson consistently embodied the values and spirit of South African cricket. His unwavering commitment, both on and off the field, earned him respect and admiration from fans and fellow cricketers alike. His performances behind the stumps, coupled with his remarkable batting resilience, solidified his place in the country’s cricketing history.

Dave Richardson’s legacy will endure, not only for his contributions as a cricketer but also for his instrumental role in shaping the governance and administration of the sport at the global level. A true cricketing statesman, Richardson has left an indelible mark on South African cricket, and his influence will continue to be felt for years to come.

David Richardson Career Stats

David Richardson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 42 64 8 1359 109 24.26 3241 41.93 1 8 144 2 150 2
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 122 77 33 868 53 19.72 1298 66.87 0 1 33 1 148 17
FC 200 310 51 6981 134 26.95 - - 6 37 - - 579 40
List A 280 214 69 3413 94 23.53 - - 0 14 - - 315 29
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

David Richardson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 42 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 122 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 200 - 6 3 0 - - - 3 - 0 0 0
List A 280 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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