ICM are proud to introduce you to Yorkshire legend

Richard Blakey

Blakey began life as a batting wunderkind: he blossomed in county cricket and hit 221 for England A in Zimbabwe in 1989-90, but the following summer Yorkshire, desperate to replace David Bairstow, decided to turn him into a wicketkeeper as well.

England picked him for two one-day internationals against Pakistan in 1992, and then for the winter tours of India and Sri Lanka. He didn’t concede a bye in India’s mammoth 560-6 at Madras, Blakey was with Yorkshire for a successful 15-year county career. No doubt all the striving wicket keeper batsman at the ICM academy  will benefit from his first class and international experience.

Teams: England & Yorkshire

Test matches:2

One Day International Matches:3

First class matches: 348

Catches: 778

Stumping: 57