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individual photo Richard Blakey
Born: Huddersfield 15/1/67
Debut: 1985   1st XI Cap: 9/9/87

After a promising finish to the 1999 season, Blakey's batting fell off dramatically last season and by August he was dropped for the first time in 15 years. He still managed 43 dismissals but was not up to the wicket keeping form of previous years. He still remained the regular one-day keeper/batsman where he made 461 runs at an average of 25.61 with 32 dismissals.