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Richard Blakey

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Full Name: Richard John Blakey
Born: January 15 1967 , Huddersfield
County: Yorkshire
Other teams: England A, England
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat


Started his career as a top-order batsman and represented England A but in 1990 was persuaded to turn himself into a wicket-keeper/batsman, as required by Yorkshire at the time, and dropped down the order. Was called up for his England debut when he played in the Texaco Trophy match against Pakistan at Lord’s in 1992, scoring 25 in a three-run defeat. Was then chosen ahead of Jack Russell for the tours of India and Sri Lanka and featured in two Tests in India but failed to reach double figures in four innings and was subsequently dropped, although he also appeared in two more ODIs. Has...

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