Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The best Cornish/Dutch wicketkeeper ever

A good cricket trivia question is to ask who the England wicketkeeper was last time we won the Ashes. Remember, it was on Mike Gatting's tour of Australia in 1986-7.

The answer is Jack Richards, the Cornishman who played for Surrey. Not a lot of people know that or even remember Richards' name.

He left the game early and today lives in Antwerp while working in Rotterdam. I have just heard him interviewed on BBC Radio Five Live, and he now has a unique Cornish/Dutch accent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And obviously a man with a personality problem. In his last season with Surrey he batted like Bradman, scored hundreds everywhere he went.

And was sacked, and not picked up by any other County