ICM are proud to introduce you to Richard Blakey, Batsman, Wicketkeeper and Yorkshire legend
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