Full Name: Michael John Richardson
Born: October 4 1986 , Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Batting Style: Right-hand batsman
Wicketkeeper-batsman Richardson has become a permanent fixture in the Durham side. The son of former South Africa gloveman Dave Richardson, Michael started off as an MCC Young Cricketer before joining Durham ahead of the 2010 campaign. Initially behind Phil Mustard in the pecking order, Richardson took his time before eventually becoming a first-team regular in the 2013 LV= County Championship-winning season, operating as a specialist batsman. Richardson produced his best first-class stats in 2014, hitting two centuries as he passed the 1,000-run barrier.