Atherton 7728 @ 37.69
Richardson 2776 @ 44.77
Richardson average 44.77
Fleming average 40.06
M Crowe 45.36
Vic Richardson: 23.53
Richie Richardson: 44.39
Mark Richardson: 44.77
Last edited by zaremba; 03-12-2008 at 04:37 PM.
I always thought Richardson a thoroughly average player, same as Matthew Hayden. A flat-track bully who scored notable numbers of runs only because of the weakness of the bowling and flatness of pitch at the time which composed his run-scoring.
Just like Hayden, anyone who could bowl a decent lot of inswingers would in my view get him out without great difficulty.
Some people have trouble accepting that a slow scorer can be a flat track bully mind.
So yeah, in my view Atherton >>>>> Hayden & Richardson in equal measure.
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Mark was no flat-track bully. He succeeded on all types of pitches and had guts and concentration sorely lacking in NZ batsmen today.
But Richie was better. And his sunhat made him seem even more so. But he would have been frustrating to watch, holing out off the hook shot on many occasions.
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
Pretty close, but Richardson was better. Apart from his performances against the Aussies and the Saffies, he has a pretty neat record across the board.
Note this thread was made due to a comment by our dear Rich. Wanted to see the public's opinion on the matter.
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