He took South Africa's first Test wicket after they were re-admitted to international cricket. His 5/40 against Australia at MCG in the Benson & Hedges World Series in 1993-1994 being the best. His 7.1-2-12-4 against Sri Lanka during the Hero Cup in 1993 was highly impressive. His highest score in ODIs was 63 which came as an opener against England at Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein in 1996. 
Since retiring from first class cricket in 1998, Richard Snell, worked as a trained physiotherapist before joining his family's industrial cleaning service and supply business, Reno Industrial Africa.