Richard Grant appeared for Glamorgan’s staff during the mid-2000s, during which time the all-rounder met with success in the shorter form of the game
The right-handed batsman and seam bowler from Neath had followed in the footsteps of his elder brother Gareth by playing in the Glamorgan 2nd XI in 2001. The following year, Richard made his 1st XI debut in the friendly against Scotland at Cardiff before securing a place on the county’s professional staff. In 2004, Richard appeared in two totesport League matches before making his first-class debut against Middlesex in 2005 in a run-laden game at Southgate.
2005 also saw Richard take 4/38 in the T20 game at Worcester – at the time, these were the best-ever bowling figures in the competition by a Glamorgan bowler. He also delivered useful spells in other one-day games, especially towards the end of innings.
Richard continued his development in T20 cricket in 2006 by bludgeoning 77 against Gloucestershire at Cardiff, whilst the following year he also made 79 in the Championship match against Northamptonshire at Colwyn Bay. However, he met with less success in 2008 which proved to be his final season as a professional cricketer with Richard subsequently becoming a policeman.
GRANT, Richard Neil
Born – Neath, 5th June 1984.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 79 v Northamptonshire at Colwyn Bay, 2007; 1/7 v Somerset at Taunton, 2007.
In List A cricket – 45 v Kent at Sophia Gardens, 2006; 2/21 v West Indies A at Ebbw Vale, 2006.
In T20 cricket – 77 v Gloucestershire at Sophia Gardens, 2006; 4/38 v Worcestershire at New Road, 2005.