Former England batsman Peter Richardson dies aged 85

17 February 2017 02:24

Former England opener Peter Richardson has died at the age of 85.

Richardson, who began his first-class career as an amateur at Worcestershire and went on to play for Kent, made five centuries in his 34 Tests between 1956 and 1963.

Kent wrote on their official website: "Former Kent and England batsman Peter Richardson has died at the age of 85."

The left-hander made a half-century in each innings on England debut against Australia at Trent Bridge and went on to hit 104 at Old Trafford that same summer in the Test which will be remembered forever for Jim Laker's world-record 19 wickets.

Richardson was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1957 and, after joining the professional ranks, he moved to Kent in 1959.

He scored 26,055 first-class runs, including 44 hundreds.

Source: PA