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Richie Richardson

Richie Richardson Richie Richardson

Richie Richardson replaced Viv Richards as Test captain in 1991 and went on to lead the team 24 times as it reached the end of its golden era. One series defeat in four years is a fine record, but that Australian triumph in the Caribbean in 1994/95 was the first loss suffered by West Indies since 1980 and was significant as a changing of the guard.

Few cricketers are defined by their clothing or equipment, but show a maroon wide-brimmed hat to a cricket fan of the late 1980s or early 1990s and they would think of only one man: a player who helped embody the confidence of West Indian cricket along with his fellow Antiguan and near namesake Richards.

Richardson’s panache and destructive strokeplay against fast bowling further developed his style, but there was substance, too. He struck nine of his 16 Test centuries against Australia, with two coming in consecutive Tests that were the difference between the teams in 1990/91.

An average of 33.4 in ODIs didn’t do Richardson’s talents in the shorter form justice, but his final ODI innings was an example of what his team would miss without him. Unbeaten on 49 in a low-scoring 1996 World Cup semi-final against Australia, a collapse at the other end left the skipper stranded.

This resilience, authority and calmness as a leader was evident in subsequent coach and match referee roles - the man in the maroon hat continues to leave a mark on the game.

  • 1962-01-12, Five Islands Village, Antigua
  • West Indies B, Antigua and Barbuda, Windward Islands, Northern Transvaal, Leeward Islands, West Indians, Yorkshire, World XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, West Indies Board President's XI, M Parkinson's World XI, West Indies Under-23s, West Indies, West Indies Young Cricketers
  • RHB (No. 3)
  • Batsman (Top order batsman)
  • Right-arm medium pace
  • 86
  • 5949
  • 0
  • 44.39
  • None

Career Stats

Batting

Test
1983-1995 86 146 12 5949 194 44.39 12400+ 2.86* 93.2* 16 27 8 761+ 23+ 6.32*
One-day international
1983-1996 224 217 30 6248 122 33.41 9802 3.82 52.4 5 44 8 541+ 54+ 6.19*
First-class
1982-2001 234 390 31 14618 194 40.71 15780+ 2.97* 86.2* 37 68 23 1046+ 39+ 6.73*
List A one-day
1982-1998 313 304 37 8458 122 31.67 10758+ 3.85* 50.5* 6 59 14 597+ 68+ 6.27*

Bowling

Test
1983-1995 86 7 66 18 0 - - - 1.63 - 0 0 0 0 164 90 90 0 3 (3ct 0st)
One-day international
1983-1996 224 6 58 46 1 1/4 1/4 46.00 4.75 58.0 0 0 0 - 224 75 75 0 4 (4ct 0st)
First-class
1982-2001 234 31 913 441 13 5/40 5/44 33.92 2.89 70.2 0 1 0 - 430 207 207 0 3 (3ct 0st)
List A one-day
1982-1998 313 9 88 85 2 1/4 1/4 42.50 5.79 44.0 0 0 0 - 313 94 94 0 4 (4ct 0st)

Season Stats

Batting

1983/84 6 7 1 353 154 58.83 768+ 2.55* 153.6* 2 0 2 43+ 1+ 5.72*
1984/85 9 15 0 614 185 40.93 1371 2.68 91.4 2 3 1 87 0 6.34
1985/86 5 9 2 387 160 55.28 680 3.41 97.1 2 0 0 53 2 8.08
1986/87 6 10 1 282 54 31.33 673 2.51 74.7 0 1 0 32 0 4.75
1987/88 7 14 2 466 89 38.83 933 2.99 77.7 0 4 0 63 1 6.85
1988 3 4 0 71 26 17.75 148 2.87 37.0 0 0 0 10 0 6.75
1988/89 9 17 1 1147 194 71.68 2504 2.74 156.5 4 5 0 125 0 4.99
1989/90 4 7 0 195 45 27.85 378 3.09 54.0 0 0 0 31 1 8.46
1990/91 8 14 2 637 182 53.08 1094 3.49 91.1 2 2 0 92 3 8.68
1991 5 10 1 495 121 55.00 1096 2.70 121.7 2 3 1 61 2 5.74
1991/92 1 2 0 46 44 23.00 80 3.45 40.0 0 0 0 4 0 5.00
1992/93 8 13 0 538 109 41.38 1034 3.12 79.5 1 5 1 64 8 6.96
1993/94 5 8 1 214 63 30.57 617 2.08 88.1 0 2 0 23 1 3.88
1994/95 4 8 1 229 100 32.71 498 2.75 71.1 1 0 1 32 2 6.82
1995 6 8 0 275 93 34.37 526 3.13 65.7 0 2 2 41 2 8.17
1983/84 13 13 2 412 80* 37.45 785 3.14 71.3 0 4 1 40+ 1+ 5.63*
1984 2 2 0 16 10 8.00 54 1.77 27.0 0 0 0 1 0 1.85
1984/85 20 19 4 371 57* 24.73 660 3.37 44.0 0 3 1 29+ 2+ 5.00*
1985/86 11 11 3 534 99* 66.75 735 4.35 91.8 0 5 0 61 7 9.25
1986/87 21 20 1 499 109 26.26 899 3.33 47.3 1 2 2 42 3 5.00
1987/88 19 19 2 788 110 46.35 1102 4.29 64.8 1 6 1 81 4 7.71
1988 3 3 0 25 13 8.33 72 2.08 24.0 0 0 0 1 0 1.38
1988/89 20 20 3 472 63 27.76 740 3.82 43.5 0 4 2 28+ 1+ 4.48*
1989/90 17 16 2 678 108* 48.42 1017 4.00 72.6 1 6 0 51+ 5 5.56*
1990/91 8 8 0 354 94 44.25 396 5.36 49.5 0 4 1 41 4 11.36
1991 3 3 0 57 41 19.00 111 3.08 37.0 0 0 0 7 0 6.30
1991/92 26 25 3 677 122 30.77 1117 3.63 50.7 2 3 0 43 6 4.38
1992/93 22 19 3 423 76* 26.43 651 3.89 40.6 0 2 0 38 7 6.91
1993/94 17 17 4 335 69* 25.76 520 3.86 40.0 0 2 0 35 5 7.69
1994/95 1 1 0 9 9 9.00 16 3.37 16.0 0 0 0 2 0 12.50
1995 3 3 0 39 23 13.00 67 3.49 22.3 0 0 0 2 1 4.47
1995/96 18 18 3 559 93* 37.26 860 3.90 57.3 0 3 0 39 8 5.46
1981/82 2 4 0 111 76 27.75 - - - 0 1 1 - - -
1982/83 6 12 0 417 156 34.75 - - - 2 0 1 - - -
1983/84 14 20 1 876 162 46.10 - - - 3 2 4 - - -
1984 8 10 0 335 111 33.50 - - - 1 1 1 - - -
1984/85 15 24 1 936 185 40.69 1810 3.10 78.6 3 5 1 134 4 7.62
1985/86 10 17 2 575 160 38.33 680+ 3.41* 97.1* 2 2 0 53+ 2+ 8.08*
1986/87 15 26 3 684 121 29.73 981+ 2.96* 70.0* 1 3 0 52+ 1+ 5.40*
1987/88 12 21 3 889 176 49.38 1116+ 3.29* 85.8* 2 4 0 87+ 3+ 8.06*
1988 10 14 0 279 82 19.92 - - - 0 1 1 - - -
1988/89 15 26 1 1399 194 55.96 2986+ 2.78* 129.8* 5 5 1 154+ 0+ 5.15*
1989/90 10 18 3 704 125* 46.93 - - - 2 1 0 - - -
1990 1 2 0 107 65 53.50 - - - 0 1 0 - - -
1990/91 15 26 3 1035 182 45.00 1181+ 3.34* 84.3* 2 5 1 95+ 3+ 8.29*
1991 15 26 5 1403 135* 66.80 - - - 6 6 1 101+ 3+ 6.32*
1991/92 2 3 0 108 62 36.00 - - - 0 1 0 - - -
1992 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 - - - 0 0 0 - 0 -
1992/93 10 17 0 708 109 41.64 1333 3.18 78.4 1 6 1 87 11 7.35
1993 14 23 1 759 112 34.50 - - - 1 6 0 - - -
1993/94 7 12 2 399 151 39.90 617+ 2.08* 88.1* 1 2 1 23+ 1+ 3.88*
1994 9 16 0 551 76 34.43 - - - 0 5 2 - - -
1994/95 9 15 1 773 152 55.21 - - - 4 1 1 - - -
1995 15 23 3 804 101* 40.20 762+ 3.30* 76.2* 1 5 3 62+ 2+ 8.39*
1995/96 2 2 0 93 82 46.50 - - - 0 1 0 - - -
1996/97 6 11 0 254 69 23.09 586 2.60 53.2 0 3 1 40 2 7.16
1997/98 4 8 1 198 62* 28.28 - - - 0 1 2 - - -
2000/01 7 13 1 216 49* 18.00 - - - 0 0 0 - - -
1981/82 3 2 0 2 1 1.00 - - - 0 0 0 0 0 -
1982/83 2 2 0 45 45 22.50 - - - 0 0 1 - - -
1983/84 15 15 2 420 80* 32.30 785+ 3.14* 71.3* 0 4 1 40+ 1+ 5.63*
1984 3 3 0 17 10 5.66 54+ 1.77* 27.0* 0 0 0 1 0 1.85*
1984/85 20 19 4 371 57* 24.73 660 3.37 44.0 0 3 1 29+ 2+ 5.00*
1985/86 14 14 3 562 99* 51.09 735+ 4.35* 91.8* 0 5 1 61+ 7+ 9.25*
1986/87 25 24 1 685 109 29.78 1003+ 3.48* 50.1* 1 4 2 49+ 5+ 5.38*
1987/88 19 19 2 788 110 46.35 1102 4.29 64.8 1 6 1 81 4 7.71
1988 4 4 0 33 13 8.25 72+ 2.08* 24.0* 0 0 0 1+ 0+ 1.38*
1988/89 22 22 3 482 63 25.36 752+ 3.76* 41.7* 0 4 3 28+ 1+ 4.40*
1989/90 19 18 2 712 108* 44.50 1017+ 4.00* 72.6* 1 6 0 51+ 5+ 5.56*
1990/91 11 11 0 498 94 45.27 396+ 5.36* 49.5* 0 6 1 41+ 4+ 11.36*
1991 4 4 0 82 41 20.50 169 2.91 42.2 0 0 0 10 0 5.91
1991/92 31 30 3 717 122 26.55 1233 3.48 45.6 2 3 0 45 7 4.21
1992 1 1 0 20 20 20.00 - - - 0 0 0 - - -
1992/93 23 20 3 459 76* 27.00 709 3.88 41.7 0 2 0 44 7 7.19
1993 17 17 4 741 103 57.00 - - - 1 7 0 - - -
1993/94 20 20 4 397 69* 24.81 555+ 4.08* 39.6* 0 2 1 38+ 6+ 7.92*
1994 11 11 2 252 55 28.00 - - - 0 1 1 - - -
1994/95 6 6 0 182 84 30.33 - - - 0 1 0 - - -
1995 5 5 0 110 54 22.00 - - - 0 1 0 - - -
1995/96 24 23 4 669 93* 35.21 969+ 3.82* 60.5* 0 3 0 43+ 8+ 5.26*
1996/97 11 11 0 194 55 17.63 281 4.14 25.5 0 1 1 15 5 7.11
1998 3 3 0 20 13 6.66 - - - 0 0 0 - - -

Bowling

1983/84 6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 12 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1984/85 9 2 12 0 0 - - - 0.00 - 0 0 0 - - - 16 14 14 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1985/86 5 1 6 5 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 10 6 6 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1986/87 6 1 24 4 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 12 10 10 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1987/88 7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 13 11 11 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1988 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 6 4 4 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1988/89 9 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 17 6 6 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1989/90 4 1 12 3 0 - - - 1.50 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 8 4 4 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1990/91 8 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 15 6 6 0 3 (3ct 0st)
1991 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 9 4 4 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1991/92 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2 0 0 0 0
1992/93 8 1 6 4 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 15 7 7 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1993/94 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 10 5 5 0 3 (3ct 0st)
1994/95 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 7 4 4 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1995 6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 12 4 4 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1983/84 13 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 13 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1984 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2 2 2 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1984/85 20 1 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 20 3 3 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1985/86 11 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 11 4 4 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1986/87 21 2 12 8 1 1/4 1/4 8.00 4.00 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 - 21 11 11 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1987/88 19 1 24 24 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0 - - - 19 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1988 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 3 0 0 0 0
1988/89 20 1 12 11 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0 - - - 20 7 7 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1989/90 17 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 17 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1990/91 8 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 8 3 3 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1991 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 3 4 4 0 4 (4ct 0st)
1991/92 26 1 4 2 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 26 12 12 0 3 (3ct 0st)
1992/93 22 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 22 9 9 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1993/94 17 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 17 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1994/95 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1 0 0 0 0
1995 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 3 0 0 0 0
1995/96 18 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 18 4 4 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1981/82 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 4 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1982/83 6 1 18 2 0 - - - 0.66 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 12 9 9 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1983/84 14 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 25 10 10 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1984 8 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 14 3 3 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1984/85 15 3 72 40 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0 - - - 27 20 20 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1985/86 10 4 156 68 5 5/40 5/44 13.60 2.61 31.2 0 1 0 - - - 20 8 8 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1986/87 15 1 24 4 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 25 15 15 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1987/88 12 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 22 15 15 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1988 10 1 24 22 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0 - - - 16 9 9 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1988/89 15 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 26 15 15 0 3 (3ct 0st)
1989/90 10 2 60 24 0 - - - 2.40 - 0 0 0 - - - 20 8 8 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1990 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1990/91 15 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 28 13 13 0 3 (3ct 0st)
1991 15 2 60 42 0 - - - 4.20 - 0 0 0 - - - 28 14 14 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1991/92 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 4 3 3 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1992 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1 0 0 0 0
1992/93 10 2 18 8 0 - - - 2.66 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 19 9 9 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1993 14 2 42 23 1 1/5 1/5 23.00 3.28 42.0 0 0 0 - - - 23 9 9 0 3 (3ct 0st)
1993/94 7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 14 7 7 0 3 (3ct 0st)
1994 9 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 18 9 9 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1994/95 9 1 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 17 8 8 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1995 15 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 29 12 12 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1995/96 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 4 0 0 0 0
1996/97 6 1 24 11 1 1/11 1/11 11.00 2.75 24.0 0 0 0 - - - 11 5 5 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1997/98 4 2 44 18 0 - - - 2.45 - 0 0 0 - - - 8 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2000/01 7 8 359 174 6 2/4 2/4 29.00 2.90 59.8 0 0 0 - - - 13 3 3 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1981/82 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 3 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1982/83 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1983/84 15 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 15 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1984 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 3 2 2 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1984/85 20 1 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 20 3 3 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1985/86 14 1 15 25 1 1/25 1/25 25.00 10.00 15.0 0 0 0 - - - 14 4 4 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1986/87 25 2 12 8 1 1/4 1/4 8.00 4.00 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 - 25 12 12 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1987/88 19 1 24 24 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0 - - - 19 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1988 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 4 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1988/89 22 2 15 18 0 - - - 7.20 - 0 0 0 - - - 22 8 8 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1989/90 19 1 12 7 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0 - - - 19 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1990/91 11 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 11 3 3 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1991 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 4 4 4 0 4 (4ct 0st)
1991/92 31 1 4 2 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 31 12 12 0 3 (3ct 0st)
1992 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1992/93 23 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 23 9 9 0 2 (2ct 0st)
1993 17 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 17 4 4 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1993/94 20 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 20 7 7 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1994 11 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 11 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1994/95 6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 6 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1995 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 5 0 0 0 0
1995/96 24 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 24 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1996/97 11 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 11 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
1998 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 3 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)

Team Stats

Batting

West Indies 1983-1995 86 146 12 5949 194 44.39 12400+ 2.86* 93.2* 16 27 8 761+ 23+ 6.32*
West Indies 1983-1996 224 217 30 6248 122 33.41 9802 3.82 52.4 5 44 8 541+ 54+ 6.19*
Leeward Islands 1982-1996 41 69 5 2894 176 45.21 - - - 10 10 6 - - -
West Indies/West Indians 1983-1995 149 244 23 9611 194 43.48 14654+ 2.99* 90.4* 26 42 12 966+ 34+ 6.70*
West Indies Under-23s 1985-1985 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 7 0.85 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
M Parkinson's World XI 1990-1990 1 2 0 107 65 53.50 - - - 0 1 0 - - -
West Indies Board President's XI 1991-1991 1 2 0 22 14 11.00 87 1.51 43.5 0 0 0 3 0 3.44
World XI 1992-1992 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 - - - 0 0 0 - 0 -
Yorkshire 1993-1994 23 39 1 1310 112 34.47 - - - 1 11 2 - - -
Northern Transvaal 1996-1997 6 11 0 254 69 23.09 586 2.60 53.2 0 3 1 40 2 7.16
Windward Islands 1998-1998 4 8 1 198 62* 28.28 - - - 0 1 2 - - -
West Indies B 2001-2001 7 13 1 216 49* 18.00 - - - 0 0 0 - - -
Leeward Islands 1982-1995 29 27 0 648 84 24.00 - - - 0 4 3 - - -
West Indies/West Indians 1983-1996 241 234 31 6583 122 32.42 10259+ 3.79* 52.0* 5 46 9 563+ 57+ 6.16*
Marylebone Cricket Club 1992-1992 1 1 0 20 20 20.00 - - - 0 0 0