Dave Richardson, who has kept wicket in all but one of South Africa's 43 Test matches since their readmission to international play in 1991, announced his retirement from international cricket yesterday. He will retire from the game completely at the end of the domestic season. Richardson, 38, said that an arthritic condition of his hip helped him make up his mind. He holds the South African Test record for 152 dismissals (150 catches, two stumpings) and he scored 1,359 runs, at an average of 24.27, scoring one century and eight 50s.
Worcestershire's left-arm spinner Richard Illingworth received a county record sum of pounds 271,275 from his benefit last year.Reuse content