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17 February 2017.

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

The left-hander joined Kent in 1959 from Worcestershire and played 34 Tests and scored five centuries and nine fifties for England.

The opener was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1957 and played as an amateur before turning pro in 1959 and joining Kent, where he spent six seasons.

Richardson scored 9,975 of his 26,055 first-class runs for Kent in 162 matches with an average of 35.88 in 290 innings.

He scored 52 half-centuries and 18 hundreds, scoring more than 1,000 runs in five successive seasons from 1960 to 1964.

His occasional right-arm off-spin also claimed 11 first class wickets (four at Kent) and three in Test cricket.