Former Western Province Cricket Club wicketkeeper-batsman leaves Durham

File image: Michael Richardson.File image: Michael Richardson.

Former Western Province Cricket Club wicketkeeper-batsman Michael Richardson has left Durham after failing to secure a contract extension. Richardson, who was at Durham for a decade, played 103 first-class and 31 List A matches.

Durham said

“Following a mid-season review, it was decided that Michael would not be offered an extension to his contract and has since left the club to pursue other opportunities,” said Durham director of cricket Marcus North.

“Michael has been a great servant for Durham and we wish to place on record our thanks for his dedication for the past 10 years and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

The 32-year-old is the son of former Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman and International Cricket Council chief executive officer David Richardson.

Richardon said

“I would like to pay tribute to all my team-mates, the Durham members, supporters and a staff for what has been a very special period in my life,” said Richardson.

He recently played three Twenty20 Internationals for Germany, against Norway, Jersey and Denmark.

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