Richard Young

Richard Young Sussex CCC
Richard Young

Richard Young was a reliable right-hand batsman and wicket-keeper who played 86 matches between 1905 and 1925 also two Test Matches for England in 1907-08 becoming one of the earliest bespectacled players to represent his country.

He scored 3,982 runs including 6 centuries at an average of 28.65 and his top score was 220 against Essex at Leyton in 1905. As wicket-keeper he took 72 catches and made 17 stumpings.

He played for Cambridge University from 1905 to 1908, gained a blue in all four years and scored five centuries for the University during this period. He captained the side in 1908. He played soccer for Corinthians as an outside-right and won an amateur cap for England against Hungary in 1907.

For over 30 vears he was mathematics and cricket master at Eton before retiring in 1951. His brother John Young played three matches for Sussex in 1908.

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