Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson

Shirt Number 18
Squad number: 18
Durham Representative No.: 117
Role: Right Hand Bat, Wicketkeeper
Michael Richardson

Brief bio

Twitter - @richo18howu
Date of birth - 4 October 1986 Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province
Durham First Class Debut - May 2010 v Durham MCCU (away) 

Michael Richardson scored over 1,000 first class runs during the last calendar year, including an impressive total of 957 in championship cricket.

An ever-present in Durham's four-day team, Richardson hit two early season centuries against Yorkshire and Somerset. Both scores came at times when his side were under intense pressure and Richardson showed his resilience again in the reverse fixture with Yorkshire as he accumulated a vital 95 to help Paul Collingwood's men secure a battling draw.

Late in the summer, Richardson impressed when he was called upon to keep wicket for the final two games against Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

His efforts were rewarded in October with a new two-year contract extension, which will keep him in the North East until 2016.

Richardson made his first class debut in 2010 but had to wait until the following campaign for his championship bow. A score of 67 against old adversaries Yorkshire was a good start and he would play a key role as Durham lifted the championship title two years later.

The Port-Elizabeth-born batsman comes from a strong cricketing family. His father, David Richardson, was a wicketkeeper who made over 150 appearances for South Africa and grandfather John also played first class cricket.

First Class Highest Score -  148 (v Yorkshire, 2014)
List A Highest Score - 45 (v Glamorgan, 2012)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 19 (v Northamptonshire, 2014)

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