New Tour with Cricket Legend Barry Richards!
Come and join us on Unforgettable Golf Adventures’ SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET SWING – Co-Hosted by South African cricket legend Barry Richards. The Tour includes Test Cricket – Australia v South Africa 3rd Test in Cape Town; amazing Golf in and around George; and an unforgettable Safari experience in Shamwari Game Reserve.
Barry Richards who was the only South African in Sir Donald Bradman’s nominated Team of the Century.
A bit about Barry –
Barry’s cricketing highlights which are many, include:
- 1969/70 – Barry played his first and last Test series, dominating Bill Lawry’s Australians, scoring his first hundred and reaching that total in the first over after lunch
- In the 4 Tests against Australia he scored two hundreds and two fifties at an average of 72.57
- Played for the Kerry Packer’s World Series in 1977/78. In the 5th Super Test in Perth, Barry scored 207, Gordon Greenidge 140 and Viv Richards 177 in a total for the World XI of 560
- Barry scored a century (103 not out) in a total of 227 for 7 against Australia to win the Grand Final Super Test for the World XI
- Played for South Australia in the 1970/71 scoring an amazing 1,538 runs at an ave of 109.86 scoring a century against every State, surpassing the record held up until then by Sir Donald
- For South Australia, he scored a century and a double century against the touring MCC side, and made 356 against Western Australia at the WACA which included 325 on the first day. This feat has only been achieved twice in the history of the Australian competition. Barry scored his 325 from 79 eight ball overs, and the WA bowling attack included McKenzie, Lillee, Lock, Mann, Inverarity and Brayshaw
- Barry was the first batsman to score over 150 runs in a one day game
- In First Class cricket, he scored over 28,000 runs with 80 centuries and over 170 half centuries and he is in the Top 20 all-time batsmen with a career average of 55.0
- His first season playing County cricket for Hampshire he was a sensation. He scored 2,395 runs at 47.9 on mainly uncovered wickets. The next highest in the competition was 990!
- Played for Hampshire for ten years and scored over 1,000 runs in the season nine times
- Twice scored two hundreds in a match (against Northants in 1968 and Kent in 1976)
- Playing for Natal, he scored over 1000 runs in a season six times and he held the South African Domestic First Class record of 1284 runs in a season at an average of 81 for many years
- Barry made 1,000 runs in a season fifteen times and made a century before lunch 9 times
- Barry was chosen as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1969, and was included in the ICC’s first 50 Inductees in the International Hall of Fame
- In 2000, Barry & Graeme Pollock were named South Africa’s top two Players of the Century