Bert Richardson passes away, aged 88

Thursday 24th September 2020
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Derbyshire County Cricket Club is sad to announce the death of Bert Richardson.

Heritage Officer David Griffin writes;

Bertram Harold Richardson was born in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1932 and after Laurie Johnson died earlier this year became the oldest living Derbyshire cricketer.

Bert played for the county between 1950 and 1953, featuring in 27 first-class matches scoring 279 runs and taking 33 wickets.

A slow left arm bowler, he returned his best match figures of 8-118 against Hampshire in 1950.

A resident of Mansfield, Bert was a regular attendee at the Past Players gatherings held annually at Derby.

Everyone connected with Derbyshire County Cricket Club would like to extend their condolences to Bert’s family and friends.

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