Viv Richards

BlasterCricket
Batsman

Born: March 7, 1952
St. John’s, Antigua

Active: 1971-1993

First-Class Cricket

Offense

Season Country Matches Runs Offense
1971-72 West Indies 6 346 0.88
1972-73 West Indies 8 213 0.47
1973-74 West Indies 5 364 0.93
1974 England 23 1223 3.68
1974-75 India 12 897 2.71
1974-75 Pakistan 3 139 0.38
1974-75 Sri Lanka 2 231 0.62
1974-75 West Indies 4 363 0.84
1975 England 19 1174 2.90
1975-76 Australia 12 1107 2.95
1975-76 West Indies 5 583 2.03
1976 England 16 1724 4.21
1976-77 Australia 5 349 0.88
1976-77 West Indies 7 520 1.20
1977 England 20 2161 6.43
1977-78 West Indies 3 113 0.28
1978 England 21 1558 4.57
1979 England 16 1043 3.03
1979-80 Australia 5 592 1.32
1979-80 West Indies 4 165 0.37
1980 England 17 1217 3.52
1980-81 Pakistan 8 443 1.16
1980-81 West Indies 8 663 1.70
1981 England 20 1718 4.41
1981-82 Australia 7 436 0.96
1981-82 West Indies 4 433 1.01
1982 England 20 1324 3.47
1982-83 West Indies 6 327 0.71
1983 England 12 1204 3.23
1983-84 India 10 527 1.27
1983-84 West Indies 6 307 0.78
1984 England 12 625 1.54
1984-85 Australia 10 606 1.22
1984-85 West Indies 4 310 0.80
1985 England 19 1836 4.89
1985-86 West Indies 9 518 1.47
1986 England 18 1174 3.19
1986-87 New Zealand 4 194 0.46
1986-87 Pakistan 6 276 0.76
1986-87 West Indies 1 58 0.28
1987-88 India 6 439 1.09
1987-88 West Indies 4 467 1.20
1988 England 13 624 1.61
1988-89 Australia 7 683 1.49
1988-89 West Indies 4 135 0.36
1989-90 West Indies 5 199 0.61
1990 England 18 1425 3.09
1990-91 West Indies 10 405 0.98
1991 England 12 817 1.95
1992 England 14 722 1.63
1993 England 17 1235 2.80
WSC 14 1281 2.66
Total 521 37,493 97.04

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

Season Caught Stumped Bowled LBW Def 1
1971-72 0 0 0 0.00
1972-73 7 1 2 0.50
1973-74 1 1 0 0.10
1974 18 2 1 1.05
1974-75 In 11 1 2 0.70
1974-75 Pk 4 0 0 0.20
1974-75 SL 1 0.05
1974-75 WI 5 0 0 0.25
1975 29 0 2 1.55
1975-76 Au 11 0 1 0.60
1975-76 WI 5 0 0 0.25
1976 17 1 1 0 0.95
1976-77 Au 4 0 0 0.20
1976-77 WI 4 2 0 0.30
1977 16 5 0 1.05
1977-78 7 0 0 0.35
1978 21 2 0 1.15
1979 13 0 1 0.70
1979-80 Au 6 0 0 0.30
1979-80 WI 4 2 2 0.40
1980 19 1 0 1.00
1980-81 Pk 13 0 0 0.65
1980-81 WI 5 1 2 0.40
1981 18 1 2 1.05
1981-82 Au 4 3 0 0.35
1981-82 WI 12 1 0 0.65
1982 11 1 5 0.85
1982-83 10 0 1 0.55
1983 6 3 2 0.55
1983-84 In 10 1 0 0.55
1983-84 WI 5 2 0 0.35
1984 12 0 1 0.65
1984-85 Au 9 2 1 0.60
1984-85 WI 2 0 0 0.10
1985 9 2 1 0.60
1985-86 6 0 3 0.45
1986 19 2 0 1.05
1986-87 NZ 5 0 0 0.25
1986-87 Pk 4 0 1 0.25
1986-87 WI 0 0 0.00
1987-88 In 5 0 1 0.30
1987-88 WI 8 0 1 0.45
1988 9 2 0 0.55
1988-89 Au 5 2 2 0.45
1988-89 WI 10 1 0 0.55
1989-90 5 0 1 0.30
1990 8 0 1 0.45
1990-91 8 1 2 0.55
1991 8 0 0 0.40
1992 18 0 0 0.90
1993 17 0 0 0.85
WSC 12 0 1 0.65
Total 476 1 43 39 27.95

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

Season RA W Def 2 Defense Total
1971-72 9 0 -0.02 -0.01 0.43
1972-73 343 11 0.39 0.45 0.46
1973-74 125 2 -0.10 0.00 0.46
1974 273 6 -0.15 0.45 2.07
1974-75 In 98 3 0.02 0.36 1.54
1974-75 Pk 17 1 0.05 0.13 0.25
1974-75 SL 0 0.03 0.32
1974-75 WI 102 1 -0.13 0.06 0.45
1975 364 11 0.25 0.90 1.90
1975-76 Au 143 2 -0.15 0.22 1.59
1975-76 WI 27 0 -0.09 0.08 1.06
1976 56 1 -0.03 0.46 2.34
1976-77 Au 40 0 -0.10 0.05 0.47
1976-77 WI 184 4 -0.01 0.14 0.67
1977 248 7 0.20 0.62 3.53
1977-78 60 2 0.08 0.21 0.25
1978 268 8 0.18 0.66 2.62
1979 270 5 -0.16 0.27 1.65
1979-80 Au 9 0 -0.02 0.14 0.73
1979-80 WI 210 8 0.31 0.35 0.36
1980 287 4 -0.33 0.34 1.93
1980-81 Pk 61 4 0.27 0.46 0.81
1980-81 WI 322 7 -0.03 0.19 0.95
1981 585 13 -0.02 0.51 2.46
1981-82 Au 304 6 0.01 0.18 0.57
1981-82 WI 103 1 -0.14 0.25 0.63
1982 671 16 0.10 0.48 1.98
1982-83 87 1 -0.10 0.23 0.47
1983 462 12 0.19 0.37 1.80
1983-84 In 88 3 0.14 0.34 0.81
1983-84 WI 160 4 0.02 0.18 0.48
1984 185 3 -0.14 0.25 0.90
1984-85 Au 175 7 0.38 0.49 0.85
1984-85 WI 89 1 -0.12 -0.01 0.39
1985 494 7 -0.43 0.09 2.49
1985-86 265 7 -0.02 0.21 0.84
1986 500 9 -0.22 0.41 1.80
1986-87 NZ 147 2 -0.13 0.06 0.26
1986-87 Pk 35 1 0.00 0.13 0.44
1986-87 WI 35 1 0.05 0.03 0.15
1987-88 In 131 5 0.28 0.29 0.69
1987-88 WI 64 4 0.26 0.36 0.78
1988 122 3 0.01 0.28 0.95
1988-89 Au 440 8 -0.04 0.21 0.85
1988-89 WI 128 1 -0.23 0.16 0.26
1989-90 138 3 -0.07 0.12 0.37
1990 426 5 -0.30 0.07 1.58
1990-91 290 7 0.02 0.29 0.63
1991 161 2 -0.15 0.13 1.04
1992 34 0 -0.08 0.41 1.02
1993 235 4 -0.12 0.36 1.58
WSC 51 1 -0.02 0.32 1.49
Total 10,121 224 -0.44366 13.75 55.40

First-class 160-game average: 17.01

First-class offensive 160-game average: 29.80
First-class defensive 160-game average: 4.22

One-Day Cricket

Offense

Year Country Matches Runs Offense
1973-74 West Indies 1 8 0.04
1974 England 24 786 3.88
1974-75 Sri Lanka 1 18 0.09
1975 England 26 785 3.73
1975-76 Australia 2 173 0.93
1975-76 West Indies 1 19 0.11
1976 England 4 218 1.01
1976-77 Australia 2 50 0.30
1976-77 West Indies 2 51 0.27
1977 England 21 713 3.50
1977-78 West Indies 3 24 0.15
1978 England 24 988 4.76
1979 England 23 878 4.41
1979-80 Australia 8 485 2.37
1979-80 West Indies 2 66 0.33
1980 England 10 423 2.03
1980-81 Pakistan 3 119 0.63
1980-81 West Indies 2 39 0.23
1981 England 24 736 3.38
1981-82 Australia 14 536 2.49
1981-82 West Indies 3 91 0.50
1982 England 25 645 2.86
1982-83 West Indies 4 201 0.90
1983 England 29 1177 5.07
1983-84 India 5 239 0.94
1983-84 Australia 13 381 1.94
1983-84 West Indies 4 86 0.46
1984 England 3 276 1.18
1984-85 Australia 17 715 3.54
1984-85 West Indies 5 181 0.90
1985 England 13 491 2.05
1985-86 UAE 2 75 0.39
1985-86 Pakistan 5 260 1.24
1985-86 West Indies 7 311 1.63
1986 England 21 523 2.26
1986-87 Pakistan 5 28 0.15
1986-87 United Arab Emirates 3 101 0.52
1986-87 Australia 12 368 1.62
1986-87 New Zealand 4 187 1.08
1986-87 West Indies 1 3 0.01
1987-88 Pakistan 4 326 1.65
1987-88 India 10 279 1.40
1987-88 West Indies 1 15 0.08
1988 England 4 66 0.29
1988-89 Australia 11 277 1.37
1988-89 West Indies 6 54 0.28
1989-90 UAE 3 85 0.37
1989-90 India 7 157 0.66
1989-90 West Indies 4 59 0.32
1990 England 23 795 3.11
1990-91 West Indies 8 157 0.81
1991 England 3 145 0.60
1992 England 17 569 2.34
1993 England 21 557 2.66
WSC 36 887 5.07
Total 536 17,882 84.94

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

Year Caught W Bowled LBW Def 1
1973-74 0 0 0 0 0.00
1974 13 1.30
1974-75 0 2 1 0 0.15
1975 12 7 3 1 1.75
1975-76 Au 0 1 0 0 0.05
1975-76 WI 0 0 0 0 0.00
1976 1 1 0 0 0.15
1976-77 Au 1 0.10
1976-77 WI 0 0 0 0 0.00
1977 8 2 1 0 0.95
1977-78 4 1 1 0 0.50
1978 14 9 1 1 1.95
1979 10 12 2 1 1.75
1979-80 Au 1 3 2 0 0.35
1979-80 WI 2 2 0 0 0.30
1980 3 3 1 0 0.50
1980-81 Pk 0 4 0 0 0.20
1980-81 WI 1 3 1 0 0.30
1981 9 9 2 1 1.50
1981-82 Au 3 11 2 0 0.95
1981-82 WI 3 4 1 1 0.60
1982 14 14 2 3 2.35
1982-83 4 1 1 0 0.50
1983 10 25 6 2 2.65
1983-84 In 3 2 0 0 0.40
1983-84 Au 6 9 5 1 1.35
1983-84 WI 2 2 0 0 0.30
1984 0 2 1 0 0.15
1984-85 Au 11 16 7 1 2.30
1984-85 WI 5 1 0 0 0.55
1985 3 11 2 1 1.00
1985-86 UAE 2 0 0 0 0.20
1985-86 Pk 1 1 0 0 0.15
1985-86 WI 5 2 0 1 0.65
1986 10 12 5 3 2.00
1986-87 Pk 4 1 0 0 0.45
1986-87 UAE 0 0.00
1986-87 Au 6 8 3 0 1.15
1986-87 NZ 0 8 1 1 0.50
1986-87 WI 0 0 0 0 0.00
1987-88 Pk 2 0 0 0 0.20
1987-88 In 5 13 0 3 1.30
1987-88 WI 1 0 0 0 0.10
1988 2 0 0 0 0.20
1988-89 Au 6 5 0 2 0.95
1988-89 WI 8 13 4 1 1.70
1989-90 UAE 2 3 2 0 0.45
1989-90 In 10 7 1 1 1.45
1989-90 WI 1 0 0 0 0.10
1990 10 23 9 5 2.85
1990-91 2 5 0 2 0.55
1991 1 0.10
1992 4 12 3 2 1.25
1993 13 20 3 3 2.60
WSC 21 3 0 1 2.30
Total 259 293 73 38 46.1

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

Year RA Balls Def 2 Defense Total
1973-74 25 42 0.08 0.04 0.04
1974 0 0.65 2.27
1974-75 17 24 0.03 0.09 0.09
1975 207 318 0.61 1.18 2.45
1975-76 Au 43 80 0.17 0.11 0.52
1975-76 WI 18 24 0.02 0.01 0.06
1976 4 6 0.01 0.08 0.54
1976-77 Au 0 0.05 0.18
1976-77 WI 46 54 0.03 0.01 0.14
1977 85 109 0.13 0.54 2.02
1977-78 50 102 0.21 0.35 0.25
1978 283 354 0.41 1.18 2.97
1979 295 433 0.68 1.22 2.81
1979-80 Au 228 264 0.21 0.28 1.32
1979-80 WI 77 108 0.16 0.23 0.28
1980 155 169 0.10 0.30 1.17
1980-81 Pk 95 114 0.06 0.13 0.38
1980-81 WI 76 108 0.08 0.19 0.21
1981 188 278 0.53 1.01 2.19
1981-82 Au 419 552 0.81 0.88 1.69
1981-82 WI 37 48 0.04 0.32 0.41
1982 343 454 0.75 1.55 2.20
1982-83 64 48 -0.05 0.23 0.56
1983 465 783 1.91 2.28 3.68
1983-84 In 41 54 0.11 0.25 0.60
1983-84 Au 387 516 0.61 0.98 1.46
1983-84 WI 91 162 0.32 0.31 0.39
1984 68 96 0.19 0.17 0.68
1984-85 Au 584 798 1.10 1.70 2.62
1984-85 WI 74 15 -0.29 0.13 0.51
1985 323 431 0.80 0.90 1.48
1985-86 UAE 25 36 0.05 0.12 0.26
1985-86 Pk 31 36 0.03 0.09 0.67
1985-86 WI 56 84 0.13 0.39 1.01
1986 450 655 1.33 1.66 1.96
1986-87 Pk 27 60 0.16 0.30 0.23
1986-87 UAE 0 0.00 0.26
1986-87 Au 142 237 0.56 0.85 1.24
1986-87 NZ 135 192 0.18 0.34 0.71
1986-87 WI 29 42 0.08 0.04 0.03
1987-88 Pk 77 120 0.21 0.21 0.93
1987-88 In 363 480 0.58 0.94 1.17
1987-88 WI 30 30 -0.01 0.04 0.06
1988 82 114 0.21 0.21 0.25
1988-89 Au 329 384 0.29 0.62 1.00
1988-89 WI 256 354 0.44 1.07 0.68
1989-90 UAE 132 180 0.32 0.39 0.38
1989-90 In 245 267 0.31 0.88 0.77
1989-90 WI 32 54 0.10 0.10 0.21
1990 745 881 1.49 2.17 2.64
1990-91 183 270 0.40 0.48 0.64
1991 0 0.05 0.32
1992 248 417 1.07 1.16 1.75
1993 470 636 0.94 1.77 2.21
WSC 136 188 0.16 1.23 3.15
Total 9011 12,261 18.81 32.45 58.70

One-day 160-game average: 17.52

One-day offensive 160-game average: 25.35
One-day defensive 160-game average: 9.69

Combined total: 114.10
Total Matches: 1057
Weighted 160-game average: 17.12

Apples & Oranges rating: 27.80

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