Meet Joshua Richards, a talented top-order batsman who plays for the Central Gauteng Senior Provincial team as well as the Imperial Lions franchise.

The 21-year old made his debut for the Central Gauteng Lions in the CSA Three-Day Cup competition in 2018 and went on to score a century on debut. Richards made his List-A debut the same week when he opened the batting in the CSA One Day Challenge match.

The top order batsman ended his debut season as the leading run scorer for the Central Gauteng Lions in the CSA Three-Day Cup with 828 runs.

Richards made his T20 debut for the union almost a year after his List-A and First-Class debuts when he was selected to represent the Central Gauteng Lions in the domestic season  curtain raiser tournament, the CSA T20 Challenge.

The 2019/2020 season would be a break-through season for Richards as he made his Imperial Lions Franchise debut scoring 80 on his first innings against the VKB Knights in October.

Following his impressive debut season for the Imperial Lions, Joshua Richards has been awarded a franchise contract for the 2020/2021 season.

Major teams:

South Africa Invitational, South Africa U19, Central Gauteng Lions, Imperial Lions.

Playing style:

Top-order batsman

Batting style, Right-hand bat

Bowling style, Leg break

Batting Averages

Format matches innings Not Outs Runs Highest Score Avg S/R 50’s 100’s
1st Class 2018- 21 39 2 1738 161 46.97 62.78 5 6
List A 2018- 15 15 0 505 100 33.66 77.09 4 1
T20 2019- 2 2 0 77 71 38.50 113.23 1 0

Bowling averages

Format matches innings Balls Runs Wickets BB Econ Avg S/R 4 Wkts 5 wkts
1st Class 2018- 21 2 6 7 0 7.00 0 0
List A 2018- 15 1 16 16 0 6.00 0 0
T20 2019- 2 0 0