Richard Blakey

Richard Blakey

Cricket After Dinner Speaker | Cricket Guest Speaker

Richard Blakey began life as a batting sensation, He excelled in county cricket for Yorkshire and was selected for England A against Zimbabwe where he scored a double century (221) in 1989-90,

The following summer Yorkshire, desperate to replace David Bairstow, decided to turn him into a wicket keeper as well. For a while the change worked, but Blakey's form with the bat soon suffered, and he dropped down to No. 7.

England picked him for two one-day internationals against Pakistan in 1992, and then, controversially, ahead of Jack Russell for the winter tours of India and Sri Lanka.

He didn't concede a bye in India's mammoth 560-6 at Madras, but his handling of Anil Kumble - about as convincing as Phil Tufnell against Patrick Patterson - cost him his place for ever.

Richard was a Yorkshire regular with Yorkshire until he was finally released in 2006.

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