Richard Allan Kettleborough
(born 15 March 1973, Sheffield
) is an English
international cricket umpire
, and former first-class cricketer
who appeared in 33 first-class matches for Yorkshire
. He was a left-handed top order batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler and bowled well whenever needed.
Having been appointed to the ECB
list of first-class umpire
in 2006, 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 and the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires
in May 2011 .
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. 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.
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