Dicky Richards

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Dicky Richards
Cricket information
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 1
Runs scored 4 4
Batting average 2.00 2.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 4 4
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 0/- 0/-
Source: Cricinfo

William Henry Matthews 'Dicky' Richards (26 March 1862 in Grahamstown, Cape Colony – 4 January 1903 in Wynberg, Cape Province) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1889.[1]

The match was the second in the 1888-89 series against the team led by Sir C. Aubrey Smith, and called at the time "C. A. Smith's XI", but retrospectively accorded the status of a full MCC tour.[2] In fact, in the game at Newlands, Cape Town played by Richards, the touring side was led by Monty Bowden. Richards batted at No 7 in each innings and scored 0 and 4 as South Africa were bowled out for 47 and 43 to lose by an innings and 202 runs.

The match was Richards' only first-class game, although he played for Western Province in the years before provincial matches in South Africa were considered first-class.[3]

Richards' two brothers, Joseph and Alfred, played first-class cricket for Western Province and Alfred played once for South Africa in 1895-96.


  1. ^ "Dicky Richards". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Scorecard: South Africa v England". www.cricketarchive.com. 1889-03-25. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Other Matches Played by Dicky Richards". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2012-04-06. [permanent dead link]