Richard Halsall

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Richard Halsall
Personal information
Full name Richard Grant Halsall
Born (1968-10-01) 1 October 1968 (age 48)
Salisbury, Rhodesia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bangladesh fielding coach
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–2001 Sussex Cricket Board
1999 Cambridge University
1993/94 Mashonaland Country Districts
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 8 5
Runs scored 171 36
Batting average 19.00 18.00
100s/50s –/1 –/–
Top score 76 17
Balls bowled 1,236 126
Wickets 13 5
Bowling average 44.38 20.60
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/64 4/34
Catches/stumpings 5/– –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 October 2010

Richard Grant Halsall (born 1 October 1968) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. Halsall was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Salisbury, Rhodesia (today Harare, Zimbabwe).

Halsall made his debut in first-class cricket for Mashonaland Country Districts against Mashonaland Under-24s in the 1993/94 Logan Cup. This was the only first-class match he played in Zimbabwe.[1]

His next appearance in first-class cricket came for Cambridge University in English county cricket. His first-class debut for the University came against Lancashire in 1999. During the 1999 season, he represented the University in 7 first-class matches, the last of which came against Oxford University.[2] In his combined total of 8 first-class matches, he scored 171 runs at a batting average of 19.00, with a single half century high score of 76. In the field he took 5 catches. With the ball he took 13 wickets at a bowling average of 44.38, with best figures of 3/64.

Halsall later represented the Sussex Cricket Board in List A cricket. His debut List A match came against Herefordshire in the 2000 NatWest Trophy. From 2000 to 2001, he represented the Board in 5 List A matches, the last of which came against the Essex Cricket Board in 1st round of the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy which was held in 2001.[3] In his 5 List A matches, he scored 36 runs at an average of 18.00, with a high score of 17.[4] With the ball he took 5 wickets at an average of 20.60, with best figures of 4/34.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

After a spell coaching at Sussex, Halsall was in 2007 appointed as the first full-time fielding coach of the England national cricket team,[6] After his contract expired on 3 October with the ECB, he joined as the fielding coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team[7] for the next two years.

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