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  • Peter Richardson managed 34 Test caps from England in a 16-year career
  • The opener notched up five centuries at an average of 37.47 for his country
  • He captained Worcestershire before making the move to Kent in 1959
  • He retired from First Class cricket in 1965 with 26,055 runs under his belt

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 11:38 EST, 17 February 2017 | Updated: 11:39 EST, 17 February 2017

Former England opener Peter Richardson has died at the age of 85.

Richardson, who began his first-class career as an amateur at Worcestershire and went on to play for Kent, made five centuries in his 34 Tests between 1956 and 1963.

Kent wrote on their official website: 'Former Kent and England batsman Peter Richardson has died at the age of 85.'

Former Worcestershire, Kent and England opening batsman Peter Richardson has died at 85 Former Worcestershire, Kent and England opening batsman Peter Richardson has died at 85

Former Worcestershire, Kent and England opening batsman Peter Richardson has died at 85

The left-hander made a half-century in each innings on England debut against Australia at Trent Bridge and went on to hit 104 at Old Trafford that same summer in the Test which will be remembered forever for Jim Laker's world-record 19 wickets.

Richardson was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1957 and, after joining the professional ranks, he moved to Kent in 1959.

He scored 26,055 first-class runs, including 44 hundreds. 

Richardson (right) began his career at the Midlands county before moving to Kent in 1959 Richardson (right) began his career at the Midlands county before moving to Kent in 1959

Richardson (right) began his career at the Midlands county before moving to Kent in 1959

 

 


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