Richard Snell (cricketer)

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Richard Snell
Cricket information
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 5 42
Runs scored 95 322
Batting average 13.57 16.10
100s/50s 0/0 0/2
Top score 48 63
Balls bowled 1,025 2,095
Wickets 19 44
Bowling average 28.31 35.77
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/74 5/40
Catches/stumpings 1/- 7/-
Source: Cricinfo, 25 January 2006

Richard Peter Snell (born 12 September 1968 in Durban) is a former cricketer who played five Tests and 42 One Day Internationals for South Africa.

He played for Transvaal in the early 90's forming a formidable opening pair with Steven Jack.

International career[edit]

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. [1]

After cricket[edit]

Since retiring from first class cricket in 1998,[2] Richard Snell, worked as a trained physiotherapist before joining his family's industrial cleaning service and supply business, Reno Industrial Africa.[3]


  1. ^ "South Africa in West Indies 1991-92". Cricinfo. 2008-08-11.
  2. ^ Richard Snell Cricinfo Profile
  3. ^ Richard Snell Interview