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Peter Richardson: Ex-Kent, Worcestershire & England batsman dies aged 85

Peter Richardson

Former Kent, Worcestershire and England opening batsman Peter Richardson has died at the age of 85.

Richardson scored 2,061 runs in 34 Tests between 1956 and 1963, making five centuries, and was named Wisden cricketer of the year in 1957.

He made 104 at Old Trafford in the Ashes Test of 1956, the match in which Jim Laker took a record 19 wickets.

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