Richard Ellison

Country: England
Born: September 21, 1959, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent
Height: 6ft 3in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast

Richard Ellison Bio

Richard Mark Ellison, commonly known as Richard Ellison, was a remarkable cricket player hailing from England. Born on November 6, 1962, Ellison was a solidly built swing bowler who displayed immense talent from a young age. His exceptional skills and dedication to the sport made him a force to be reckoned with during his cricketing career.

Having shown tremendous promise as a schoolboy player, Ellison’s potential was recognized, and he was given the opportunity to represent his country at the highest level. He made his Test debut in the historic 1984 Oval Test against the formidable West Indies team, alongside the renowned Jonathan Agnew. Although Ellison showcased his talent by grabbing five wickets, unfortunately, it couldn’t prevent the West Indies from achieving a monumental 5-0 “blackwash” victory.

However, Ellison’s true moment of glory arose in the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston in the following year. With his distinctive curly mop bobbing as he approached the crease, Ellison left an indelible mark on cricket history. In this exhilarating match, Ellison’s remarkable performance led him to take ten wickets, including a pivotal spell on the fourth evening, causing Australia to crumble at a mere 37 for 5. Ellison’s shrewd bowling skills were epitomized by the dismissal of the dangerous Allan Border. Luring Border forward, Ellison perplexed him with a late breakback, clipping the bails and sending the Australian batsman back to the pavilion. This defining moment illustrated Ellison’s ability to take charge of a match and remove critical opposition players.

Although his heroics at Edgbaston were unforgettable, Ellison struggled to replicate such success overseas due to his lack of pace. Despite his undeniable talent and previous achievements, he often found it challenging to be as effective in England as injuries and fitness issues began to plague him. In 1987, Ellison was forced to miss the entire season due to injury. However, he made a strong comeback the following year by claiming an impressive 71 county wickets while representing Kent.

Despite his remarkable performances in domestic cricket, Ellison’s dream of representing England at the international level once again remained unfulfilled. The national selectors overlooked him for future engagements, and his cricketing career came to an early end at the age of 33.

Richard Ellison’s contributions to the cricketing world will forever be cherished. His exceptional swing bowling, coupled with his skills in outsmarting opponents, made him a genuine asset to any team he represented. Even today, fans fondly remember Ellison’s spirited performances and recognize him as a talented exponent of swing bowling. His passion for the game continues to inspire aspiring cricketers to push their boundaries and strive for excellence in every match they play.

Richard Ellison Career Stats

Richard Ellison Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 16 1 202 41 13.46 718 28.13 0 0 23 0 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 14 12 4 86 24 10.75 110 78.18 0 0 3 1 2 0
FC 207 284 72 5046 108 23.8 - - 1 21 - - 86 0
List A 175 136 56 1967 84 24.58 - - 0 4 - - 27 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Richard Ellison Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 11 20 2264 1048 35 6/77 10/104 29.94 2.77 64.6 2 3 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 14 14 696 510 12 3/42 3/42 42.5 4.39 58 0 0 0
FC 207 - 30046 13773 475 7/33 - 28.99 2.75 63.2 - 18 2
List A 175 - 7920 5320 188 4/19 4/19 28.29 4.03 42.1 6 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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