NewsCO.com.au – Peter Richardson: Ex-Kent, Worcestershire & England batsman dies aged 85Peter Richardson: Ex-Kent, Worcestershire & England batsman dies aged 85

February 17, 2017

Peter Richardson, seen here in 1957, made 104 at Old Trafford in the Ashes Test of 1956 – the match in which Jim Laker claimed a world-record 19 wickets

Former Kent, Worcestershire and England opening batsman Peter Richardson has died at the age of 85.

Richardson scored 2,061 runs in 34 Tests between 1956 and 1963, making five centuries, and was named Wisden cricketer of the year in 1957.

He made 104 at Old Trafford in the Ashes Test of 1956, the match in which Jim Laker took a record 19 wickets.

The left-hander played 161 first-class games for Worcestershire between 1949 and 1958, when he left to join Kent.

He made a further 162 first-class appearances before his retirement in 1965.

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