Favourite Graham Carter nick-name
Favourite OLCC Brothers
What are your three favourite films?
1 - Bringing Up Baby
2 - Heimat
3 - Talk To Her
What is your desert island book?
Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
What is your desert island luxury item?
Please provide your eight desert island discs:
1 - Venus - John Coltrane
2 - Under Cover of Darkness - The Strokes
3 - Venceremos (12") - Working Week
4 - Tommy's Rescue and Speech - The Mighty Boosh
5 - Why Compare - Arto Lindsay
6 - Rat Tomago - Frank Zappa
7 - Struttin' With Some Barbecue - Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
8 - Who Are You ? - Tom Waits
Beer or Wine: Beer
Tea or Coffee: Coffee
Wet Shave or Dry Shave: Wet
Morning or Night: -
City or Countryside: Countryside
Messi or Ronaldo: -
Pietersen or Boycott: Boycott
West Indies 80’s or Australia 90’s: West Indies 80's
Warne or Murali: Warne
WG Grace or Bradman: Bradman
Favourite ever umpire: -
And what are your three things to go into Room 101?
1 - All video and electronic aids for adjudicating sport
2 - Sea and flood defences
3 - Loud swearing on the cricket field.
They say there is no substitute for quality, and that Richard has taken more wickets for the OLCC than anyone else ever is testament both to his bowling ability and his continued support for the club.
Richard is a dedicated cricketer who has made his way to the top of those wicket-taking charts with some accurate slow/slow-medium/medium/medium-fast bowling, overhauling a certain Julian Shackel [only cos Shack is knackered - Ed.] in the past couple of seasons and picking up no fewer than five 6-wicket hauls in the process.
Aside from his bowling - which is varied depending on the opposition batsman's style but is always probing - Richard is also a resolute batsman who usually plays down his ability with willow in hand [normally someone elses willow - Ed.] . He sells his wicket dearly and has recently given his average a substantial increase with a number of half-centuries, all puncutated by his trademark punching shots through the off-side with plenty of bottom hand.
Passionate about the game, Richard has of late been on a mission to stamp out what he perceives as a tendency towards laziness in umpires; obviously feeling that they do not do enough to earn their match fees, he has been known to occasionally provide them with the opportunity to practise their wicket-repairing skills. Umpires do not appear grateful when given this chance, which shows how little they know about cricket.