|Full name||Richard Allan Kettleborough|
15 March 1973 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Role||Umpire, former Batsman|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||16 June 1994 Yorkshire v Northamptonshire|
|Last First-class||9 September 1999 Middlesex v Surrey|
|Tests umpired||10 (2010–present)|
|ODIs umpired||26 (2009–present)|
|T20Is umpired||5 (2009–present)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 6 October 2009|
Richard Allan Kettleborough (born 15 March 1973, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) is an English international cricket umpire, and former first-class cricketer who appeared in 33 first-class matches for Yorkshire and Middlesex. He was a left-handed top order batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler. He attended Worksop College and was a member of the College cricket XI for a number of years.
Having been appointed to the ECB list of first-class umpires in 2006, he officiated with Ian Gould in an international Twenty20 between England and Australia in August 2009 and was subsequently elevated to the full International Panel of ICC Umpires in November 2009  and the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in May 2011. He has won the David Shepherd Trophy and awarded the Umpire of the year 2013.
He made his debut for Yorkshire in 1994, and scored his only century in 1996 against Essex. He played for the Tykes until 1997 when, after failing to establish a permanent place in the first team, he moved to Middlesex for two further seasons. In 2000, he appeared for the Yorkshire Cricket Board in one day cricket and helped his club, Sheffield Collegiate, win both the Yorkshire ECB County Premier League and the National Club Championship. He toured Australia with an MCC team in 2002.
After progressing through the Yorkshire age group set up, he scored 1,258 runs in his first-class career, with one century and an average of 25.16 and took 20 catches. In 21 List A games he scored 290 runs at 24.16. He took three first-class wickets at 81.00 and six one-day wickets at 38.33.
Kettleborough's debut as an umpire in first-class cricket came in April 2002, for the match between Durham and Durham UCCE. He followed this up over the next two years with further university matches, and two tour matches (involving Sri Lankans and Indians). In May 2004, he stood on his first County Championship match, Durham against Essex.
Kettleborough became a member of the ECB First-class list of umpires in 2006, and has taken charge of a number of showpiece domestic matches, including a semi-final in the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy, finals day of the Twenty20 Cup in 2009 and the final of the Clydesdale Bank 40 in 2010.
He was the ECB's designated TV umpire on the ICC International Panel for the 2009 season, but was appointed to stand on-field in a Twenty20 between England and Australia in August 2009 and a One Day International between the same sides a month later. In November 2009, he was promoted to on-field status within the International Panel. Kettleborough's first Test match was between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Galle in November 2010. He went on to stand in 4 matches at the Cricket World Cup 2011, and gained promotion to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in May 2011. He is the youngest umpire currently serving on that panel.
As on 20 September 2012:
|Tests||Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 2010||West Indies v New Zealand at Antigua, Jul 2012||10|
|ODIs||England v Australia at Nottingham, Sep 2009||England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 2012||26|
|T20Is||England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 2009||South Africa v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Sep 2012||5|
- Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 372. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.
- "Player Profile: Richard Kettleborough". Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2009.
- The Guardian (13 December 2013). "Ashes captains Clarke and Cook both hit a ton and pick up an annual award". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- "Richard Kettleborough as Umpire in First-Class Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 October 2009.
- Player profile: Richard Kettleborough from ESPNcricinfo
- Player profile: Richard Kettleborough from CricketArchive