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RICHARDSON, T
RHODES, W
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RUSSELL, AC
RYAN, F

Name: Richardson, Tom
Position: Fast Bowler
Date of Birth: 1870, Aug 11
Place of Birth: Byfleet
Died: 1912, July 2
   
Gabriel, Cricketer Series [1902]
Tests: 14 for England
Batting and Fielding

Bowling
I No HS Runs Avg 100 50 Ct St
24 8 25* 177 11.06 - - 5 -
Balls Runs Wkts Avg BB. 5wl 10wM
4497 2220 88 25.22 8-94 11 4

One of the great fast bowlers.
Played for Surrey and in his prime was one of the three greatest fast bowlers England had.
His prime was rather short-lived, 1893-97.
He went on the 1897 Australia tour with the Stoddart 'second team' and probably just bowled too much.
Also tended toward fat.
In 1897 he took 273 wickets for less than 14.5 runs each, impressive.
He continued to play for Surrey until 1904.
There was a suggestion early in his career his speed owed more to throwing the ball than bowling.
Certainly during this period of a good deal of throwing was going on in English cricket but Richardson modified his action and the complaints soon died away.
He took eight or more wickets in a match a total of 19 times in his career. Taking 10 for 45 runs against Essex at the Oval in 1894.


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