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Famous bowler of English cricket team: Andrew Richard Caddick

by on November 8, 2012
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Andrew Richard Caddick is a retired English player who was extensively recognized for his fast-medium bowling style. He was in fact a successful bowler the English cricket team had for more than a period of 10 years. He took 13 five-wicket hauls in Test innings and throughout his domestic first-class cricket career for England, Caddick played at Somerset County Cricket Club. He took 234 wickets in in 62 test matches, at an economy rate of 3.09. In one day international cricket, Richard Caddick took 69 wickets in 54 matches at an economy rate of 4.01. Caddick always came handy in bowling side with his excellent skills.

Caddick was a natural born talent who honed his performances with every step. His feats were outstanding while the highlight of his first ODI being an unbeaten score of 20 with batting and acquired a bowling hit of 1/13 off three overs against India. Caddick made his County championship debut in the season of 1992 wherein he bagged a good number of wickets: 4/96 against Gloucestershire. This subsequently followed with his maiden 10 wicket haul playing against Kent and had earned an honorable 71 wickets at 27.01 by the end of the season. This won him a county cap and secured his seat in the English A squad on the tour of Australia. This was a breakthrough for Caddick who outshone with his superb first-class bowling with an average of 28.60 which was the best that the English team had had.  His outstanding demeanor called him aboard for the Test and one day teams for the Ashes in 1993.

Somerset had a very happening playing career and had quite a lot of achievements in his bag. In 1999 and in 2009, he was awarded benefit seasons by Somerset. By early August 2009, Caddick announced his retirement from first-class cricket which left behind memories of one of the best bowlers in the history of English cricket team. 

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