Ex-England batsman Peter Richardson dies, aged 85

Former England opening batsman Peter Richardson dies at the age of 85.

Former England batsman Peter Richardson has died at the age of 85.

The left-handed opener played 34 Tests for England between 1956 and 1963, scoring five centuries and nine fifties.

Richardson posted a score of 104 in the famous Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1956 which saw Jim Laker claim a record 19 wickets.

During his county career, Richardson played for Kent and Worcestershire and was named Wisden cricketer of the year in 1957.

Richardson retired from the sport in 1965.

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