Richard Graham Lumb
(born 27 February 1950, Doncaster
) is an English first-class cricketer
, who started playing cricket for Brodsworth Main C.C. in Doncaster and then played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club
from 1969 to 1984. He was a tall, right-handed opening batsman of solid technique. He formed an opening partnership with Geoff Boycott
for his native county, and was a stalwart player in an era of scant success for the Yorkshire team.
He also played first-class cricket for the MCC
(1975-1980) Young England (1973), Rest of England (1976) and T. N. Pearce's XI (1976). In addition, he appeared for the Yorkshire Second XI (1968-1984), Yorkshire Under-25s (1972-1974), and the Scarborough Festival XI (1983) in non first-class games. In 245 first-class matches he scored 11,723 runs, at an average of 31.17 with 22 hundreds, the largest being 165 not out against Gloucestershire
, one of four centuries tons he recorded against them. In 137 one day
matches he made 2,784 runs at 25.30, with a best score of 101 against Nottinghamshire
He is the brother in law of the South African
first-class cricketer, A. J .S. Smith. His son, Michael Lumb
, also played for Yorkshire before moving to Hampshire
for the 2007 season.