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Richard Kettleborough

Richard Kettleborough
Personal information
Full name Richard Allan Kettleborough
Born (1973-03-15) 15 March 1973
Sheffield, England
Nickname Ketts
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Umpire, former Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1998–1999 Middlesex
1994–1997 Yorkshire
First-class debut 16 June 1994 Yorkshire v Northamptonshire
Last First-class 9 September 1999 Middlesex v Surrey
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 24 (2010–2014)
ODIs umpired 49 (2009–2014)
T20Is umpired 17 (2009–2014)
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 33 21
Runs scored 1258 290
Batting average 25.16 24.16
100s/50s 1/7 –/1
Top score 108 58
Balls bowled 378 270
Wickets 3 6
Bowling average 81.00 38.33
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 2/26 2/43
Catches/stumpings 20/– 6/–
Source: Cricinfo, 6 October 2009

Richard Allan Kettleborough (born 15 March 1973, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)[1] is an English international cricket umpire, and former first-class cricketer who appeared in 33 first-class matches for Yorkshire and Middlesex. He was a left-handed top order batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler. He attended Worksop College and was a member of the College cricket XI for a number of years.

Having been appointed to the ECB list of first-class umpires in 2006,[2] he officiated with Ian Gould in an international Twenty20 between England and Australia in August 2009 and was subsequently elevated to the full International Panel of ICC Umpires in November 2009[3] and the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in May 2011.[4] He has won the David Shepherd Trophy and awarded the Umpire of the year 2013 and 2014[5]


  • Career 1
    • Cricketer 1.1
    • Umpire 1.2
  • Umpiring statistics 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5



He made his debut for Yorkshire in 1994, and scored his only century in 1996 against Essex. He played for the Tykes until 1997 when, after failing to establish a permanent place in the first team, he moved to Middlesex for two further seasons.[1] In 2000, he appeared for the Yorkshire Cricket Board in one day cricket and helped his club, Sheffield Collegiate, win both the Yorkshire ECB County Premier League and the National Club Championship. He toured Australia with an MCC team in 2002.

After progressing through the Yorkshire age group set up, he scored 1,258 runs in his first-class career, with one century and an average of 25.16 and took 20 catches. In 21 List A games he scored 290 runs at 24.16. He took three first-class wickets at 81.00 and six one-day wickets at 38.33.


Kettleborough's debut as an umpire in first-class cricket came in April 2002, for the match between Durham and Durham UCCE.[6] He followed this up over the next two years with further university matches, and two tour matches (involving Sri Lankans and Indians).[6] In May 2004, he stood on his first County Championship match, Durham against Essex.[6]

Kettleborough became a member of the ECB First-class list of umpires in 2006, and has taken charge of a number of showpiece domestic matches, including a semi-final in the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy, finals day of the Twenty20 Cup in 2009 and the final of the Clydesdale Bank 40 in 2010.

He was the ECB's designated TV umpire on the ICC International Panel for the 2009 season, but was appointed to stand on-field in a Twenty20 between England and Australia in August 2009 and a One Day International between the same sides a month later. In November 2009, he was promoted to on-field status within the International Panel. Kettleborough's first Test match was between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Galle in November 2010. He went on to stand in 4 matches at the Cricket World Cup 2011, and gained promotion to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in May 2011. He is the youngest umpire currently serving on that panel.

Umpiring statistics

As on 20 September 2012:
First Latest Total
Tests  Sri Lanka v  West Indies at Galle, Nov 2010  West Indies v  New Zealand at Antigua, Jul 2012 10
ODIs  England v  Australia at Nottingham, Sep 2009  England v  South Africa at The Oval, Aug 2012 26
T20Is  England v  Australia at Manchester, Aug 2009  South Africa v  Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Sep 2012 5

See also


  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 372.  
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Richard Kettleborough". Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
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  5. ^ The Guardian (13 December 2013). "Ashes captains Clarke and Cook both hit a ton and pick up an annual award". Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Richard Kettleborough as Umpire in First-Class Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 

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