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Richard Ashton

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Richard Lawrence Ashton (born 26 September 1963) is an English former cricketer. Ashton is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He was born at Northampton, Northamptonshire. Pack made his debut in County Cricket for Lincolnshire by playing a single Minor Counties Championship match for them against Durham in 1988. In 1991, he joined Bedfordshire, where during that season he played 3 Minor Counties Championship matches against Northumberland, Cumberland and Suffolk. In his only season with the county, he also played a single List A match against Worcestershire in the 1991 NatWest Trophy. Eight years later he represented the Northamptonshire Cricket Board, playing 2 List A matches for the Board against Wiltshire in the 1999 NatWest Trophy and Northumberland in the 2000 NatWest Trophy. In his career total of 3 List A matches, he scored 8 runs at a batting average of 4.00, with a high score of 5*. In the field he took 2 catches, while with the ball he took a single wicket at a bowling average of 98.00, with best figures of 1/30. He currently plays club cricket for Northampton Saints Cricket Club in the Northamptonshire Cricket League.

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