Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson

Shirt Number 18
Squad number: 18
Durham Representative No.: 117
Role: Right Hand Bat, Wicketkeeper
Michael Richardson

Brief bio

Twitter - @richo18howu
Date of birth - 4 October 1986 Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province
Durham First Class Debut - May 2010 v Durham MCCU (away) 

Michael Richardson is becoming an ever-important member of the four-day side at Durham, having played in every game and scored over 1,000 first-class runs in consecutive seasons.

He has also assumed the wicketkeeping responsibilities six games into the season and followed the footsteps of his father, Dave, who kept wicket over 150 times for South Africa. Richardson impressed enough to be awarded the Fielder of the Year.

Though he couldn't quite manage a century, he passed 50 six times and found himself rather unlucky against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, having been left stranded on 96*.

Not noted for his batting in the short formats, Richardson has spoken of a desire to force his way into those sides and made 56 in his sole 50-over appearance of 2015.

With that in mind, he spent time playing T20 cricket in Dubai over the winter and captained a County XI side during Scotland's tour of the UAE.

First Class Highest Score -  148 (v Yorkshire, 2014)
List A Highest Score - 56 (v Derbyshire, 2015)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 19 (v Northamptonshire, 2014)

Best First Class Bowling Figures - N/A
Best List A Bowling Figures - N/A
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures - N/A

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