ICC Hall of Fame

Barry Richards
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1970 - 1970


SASouth Africa

Due to circumstances out of his control, Barry Richards only played four Test matches in his career. However, in just the seven innings, he racked up 508 runs at an average of 72.57, scoring two centuries and two fifties.

Player Bio

Born on July 21, 1945, Barry Richards played just four Test matches for South Africa in 1969-70 against Australia before South Africa's apartheid-forced sporting isolation in 1970. In his four Tests, Richards scored 508 runs at an average of 72.57 with two centuries and two fifties. He represented Hampshire, Natal and South Australia, as well as World XI in Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket after that and made a name for himself in first-class cricket with 28,358 runs in 339 matches at an average of 54.74. Regarded as one of the most talented batsmen of all time, Richards scored nine first-class centuries before lunch and topped 1,000 first-class runs in a season on 15 occasions.

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22 Jul 1945
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Date of debut:
22 Jan 1970