What was Sir Vivian Richards’ batting average in first class cricket?
Born in St. John’s, Antigua on March 7, 1952, Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander ‘Viv’ Richards was one of the most prolific batsmen of all time. Richards made his first-class debut for the Leeward Islands, at the age of 19, in 1972, but is best remembered for his exploits in Test and One Day International cricket with West Indies and in County Cricket in England, predominantly with Somerset, for whom he made his professional debut in April, 1974. Strategy was the name of the game with Viv, and no doubt in a casino (virtual or otherwise) setting he’d be making a beeline for the best online blackjack real money table. Despite facing some of the most hostile fast bowlers in history, unfettered by any ‘one bouncer per batsman per over’ rule, ‘Master Blaster’, as Richards was affectionately known, famously forsook a batting helmet and even a mouthguard, relying on his ability to keep hime safe from harm.
Overall, Richards scored 36,212 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 49.40. His career record included 114 first-class centuries, 24 of which he scored in Test matches, and a high-score of 322, which he achieved in a single day, in the first innings of a County Championship against Warwickshire at Taunton on June 1, 1985. The latter score made Richards the first West Indian in history to score 300 runs in a day and surpassed his previous best, 291, for West Indies in the first innings of the fifth Test against England at Kennington Oval in August, 1976.Perhaps in his retirement he’s lounging on a beach or killing some time on www.cinemacasino.com . Richards was made a Knight of the Order of the National Hero for services to cricket by the Antiguan government in 1999.