Barry Anderson Richards was born on 21 July 1945 and is a former South African first-class cricketer.
20 Facts About Barry Richards
In that brief career, against a competitive Australian attack, Barry Richards scored 508 runs at the high average of 72.57.
Mike Procter, whose South African and English career roughly paralleled that of Barry Richards, was prominent in that series as a bowler.
Barry Richards scored 80 centuries, including a best of 356, at an overall average of 54.74.
Barry Richards scored 8,506 one day runs, with 16 further centuries.
In 2009, Barry Richards was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Barry Richards was born in Durban, Natal Province, Union of South Africa and attended Clifton School and the Durban High School and for many years played club cricket for DHS Old Boys' Club.
Barry Richards played in the Natal Nuffield week side from 1961 to 1964, and for South African schools from 1962 to 1964, scoring a century against the Western Province first-class team.
Barry Richards was a prolific scorer in county cricket for many years for Hampshire.
Barry Richards scored 2395 runs in his first season, 1968, more than anybody else in the country.
From 1970, Barry Richards established one of the most successful opening partnerships for that county, along with West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge.
Barry Richards is the only player to have scored 1,000 runs in a Currie Cup season, each season consisting of only 8 matches.
In South Africa, Barry Richards was Player of the Year in 1968.
Barry Richards played for South Africa in 6 unofficial "Tests", captaining the team twice.
Barry Richards played with all the time in the world and the decisive quality of a master craftsman at work.
Barry Richards's concentration seem to snap and the inevitable end came.
Barry Richards was the closest thing to an insurance policy against defeat that anybody could take out.
Barry Richards has commentated in the UK for Test Match Special, Channel 4 and Five.
Barry Richards was chosen by Dickie Bird in his autobiography as a member of his Dream team, from all players he ever saw.
Barry Richards was chosen by Sir Don Bradman as a member of his 20th century team as an opening batsman.