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“ He jumped to 98 with a hook and a tickle off Benaud, but he was made to work hard for the last two which came eventually out of 191 after he had been batting for 218 minutes.”

In the meantime Sheppard had made his appearance, and Richardson had experienced an enviable moment, the fulfilment of his first hundred against Australia. He jumped to 98 with a hook and a tickle off Benaud, but he was made to work hard for the last two which came eventually out of 191 after he had been batting for 218 minutes. When one saw him open the season with a century for Worcestershire against the Australians there were a good many rough edges, and he seemed to be dangerously fallible to the outswinger. Yesterday the maturity in technique and the confidence he has acquired since then were very marked, and he has the application to go with them. One would say that after this innings, and certainly on easy wickets, he will make plenty of runs for England.

Mature technique

Fashion 1956 — teddy boys hanging around on the street showing off the latest styles of teenage fashion © Roger Mayne

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