|Durham Representative No.:||117|
|Role:||Right Hand Bat, Wicketkeeper|
Twitter - @richo18howu
Date of birth - 4 October 1986 Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province
Durham First Class Debut - May 2010 v Durham MCCU (away)
Born in Port Elizabeth, Michael Richardson is a talented top order batsmen who joined Durham from MCC Young Cricketers.
Two centuries, including a career best 129 against Sussex at Hove, helped secure the 2013 Championship title for the county he signed for three years earlier.
An attractive stroke-maker, the former Nottingham University student comes from a strong cricketing family.
His father, David Richardson, was an International wicketkeeper who made over 150 appearances for South Africa. Grandfather John also played first class cricket in Transvaal.
With the departure of long-serving batsman Will Smith, Richardson will have even more opportunities to show off his undoubted ability at the crease.