Richard Dawson (cricketer)
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|Full name||Richard Kevin James Dawson|
4 August 1980 |
Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|Test debut||3 December 2001 v India|
|Last Test||2 January 2003 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|2002||Marylebone Cricket Club|
|Source: Cricinfo, 11 July 2012|
Born 4 August 1980, Doncaster, Yorkshire, Dawson attended Batley Grammar School and Exeter University. He played for the England Under-19 side against New Zealand in 1998/99 and Australia in 1999, and made his first-class debut for British Universities against the touring Zimbabweans the following summer. He first appeared for Yorkshire in 2001.
He made his Test match debut against India in 2001/02, and filled in for the injured Ashley Giles during the following winter's Ashes series. However, since then he has found himself out of the England set up. He bowled the ball in which Steve Waugh hit his famous last ball of the day century in the 2002/03.
In the 2006 season, Dawson captained the Yorkshire 2nd XI but at the end of that season he was released from his contract with Yorkshire. He was signed by Northamptonshire to provide cover for their England spinner Monty Panesar.
Dawson was released by Northamptonshire at the end of the 2007 season, and began training as a journalist in September 2007.
However, in the 2008 English cricket season, he once again returned to English county cricket, this time with Gloucestershire; although not always a feature in their first team, he is their spin coach.
- Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 367. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.
- "Yorkshire appoint Richard Dawson as Second team Coach". 4 February 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Gloucestershire appoint Richard Dawson as head coach". BBC Sport. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.