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Barry Richards becomes a patron of Broadhalfpenny Down

One of the greatest cricketers of all time, South African Barry Richards was only able to play four Test matches – all against Australia – before South Africa's exclusion from the international scene in 1970.

Test Crickets loss was English County Crickets gain as he amassed runs for Hampshire CCC, named Wisden Cricketer of the Year for 1969 and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

He scored over 28,000 first class runs at an average of 54.74 but, more than statistics, the elegance of his batting and the way he played his cricket would have made hinm an excellent Brigand had he played at Broadhalfpenny Down.

We hope to welcome Barry on his next visit to Hampshire and are delighted he has joined other greats, from Sir Garfield Sobers and Mark Nicholas, as a Patron.

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