The 1970-71 cricket season in South Australia was the summer of Barry Richards. The South African, soon to be exiled from international matches, spent a season with Prospect District Cricket Club and ‘if good enough’ would play in the Sheffield Shield. He broke batting records all summer and emerged as the greatest opener of his generation.
His dynamic style of play was in contrast to the longest Ashes Test series in history that dragged its feet through seven Test matches. Along the way came an historic One Day International, two esteemed captains ingloriously demoted and the emergence from the rubble of a new generation of Australian players who would change the game. In the summer of Barry – all things were possible.
The Summer of Barry
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