Richard Merriman


Representative honours for Richard have always been part of his cricketing life. Born in Loughborough, Leicestershire, into a cricketing family. First honours came with ESCA U15s, quickly followed by playing for the NAYC U19s. Captained Loughborough University and played for the national UAU XI. Made his debut for Leicestershire CCC 2nd XI at 17 and played for 4 seasons before moving to Derbyshire CCC for a further 3 seasons. The teaching life took over but Richard soon found his way into Minor Counties cricket representing Dorset CCC and Cambridge CCC for the next 13 years. By now Richard was a Headmaster and so representative cricket took a back stage. Represented the very successful Derbyshire Over 50s winning the National title twice. Now represents Derbyshire Over 60s. Member of MCC and led several International tours for the Rt Hon. John Major, former Prime Minister. Richard has retired from Headship but now runs his own highly successful British and International Education business.