Northamptonshire Player Number: 489
The powerful South African has been providing fire-power at the top of the Steelbacks order since he joined the club in 2013. Appearing in only the white ball sides for his first two seasons, Richard has been playing in all formats since 2015 and scored his career best 168 against Essex in the County Championship during that season. During the 2017 season, Richard had a Blast strike-rate of 166.66, beating his figure from the previous season as well as hitting 115 to help beat Nottinghamshire in the County Championship. The South African picked up four awards at the 2017 End of Season Dinner including the prestigious Tony Kingston Award and Players' Player of the Year.