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Richard Wayne Staple (born 25 November 1969) is a Jamaican born former American cricketer.[1] A right-handed batsman and off spin bowler,[2] he was captain of the United States national cricket team at the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy,[3] where the USA played their only One Day Internationals (ODIs) to date.[4] He had previously played first-class and List A cricket for his native Jamaica.[2]


Career for Jamaica

Born in Kingston in 1969,[2] Richard Staple first played for Jamaica at Under-19 level, playing in the Northern Telecom Youth Championships in August 1989.[5] He made his first-class debut for Jamaica the following year, playing against England.[6]

He played twice in the Red Stripe Cup against the Leeward Islands and Barbados in February 1991, and went on the West Indies tour of England that year, playing against a World XI at the North Marine Road ground in Scarborough.[6]

He became a regular member of the Jamaican side over the next three years, playing 16 Red Stripe Cup matches between 1992 and 1995.[6] He made his List A debut in 1992, playing against the Leeward Islands in the Geddes Grant Shield. He played twelve List A matches for Jamaica in all,[7] also playing for them twice against Bermuda in December 1993.[5] He didn't play for Jamaica after his final first-class match for them in 1995.[6][8]

Career for USA

More than three years after his final first-class match for Jamaica,[6] Staple returned to major cricket when he made his debut for the USA against the Leeward Islands in the Red Stripe Bowl.[7][8] He next played for them on a tour of England in 2000, playing against a combined Minor Counties team.[5] He also played for them in that year's Red Stripe Bowl.[7]

He played for the USA at the 2001 ICC Trophy in Ontario,[9] by now captaining the side.[10] He next played for the USA in the 2004 ICC 6 Nations Challenge in the United Arab Emirates.[7]

He first played first-class cricket for the USA in 2004, playing ICC Intercontinental Cup matches against Canada and Bermuda.[6] In between the two matches, he played in the Americas Championship in Bermuda.[5] Later that year he played his only two ODIs, against New Zealand and Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy in England.[3]

He last played for the USA in the 2005 ICC Trophy[8] in Ireland. After warm-up matches against the Northern Cricket Union President's XI and Namibia,[5] he played six matches in the tournament proper.[9] Shortly afterwards, he was axed as the USA captain[11] and he has not played for them since.[8]


  1. ^ Richard Staple at Cricinfo
  2. ^ a b c Richard Staple at CricketArchive
  3. ^ a b ODIs played by Richard Staple at CricketArchive
  4. ^ List of USA ODI matches at CricketArchive
  5. ^ a b c d e Other matches played by Richard Staple at CricketArchive
  6. ^ a b c d e f First-class matches played by Richard Staple at CricketArchive
  7. ^ a b c d List A matches played by Richard Staple at CricketArchive
  8. ^ a b c d Teams played for by Richard Staple at CricketArchive
  9. ^ a b ICC Trophy matches played by Richard Staple at CricketArchive
  10. ^ Scorecard of Ireland v USA, 29 June 2001 at CricketArchive
  11. ^ USA axe Staple as captain by Cricinfo Staff, 25 July 2005 at Cricinfo
Richard Staple
Personal information
Full name Richard Wayne Staple
Born (1969-11-25) 25 November 1969 (age 50)
Kingston, Jamaica
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 10) 10 September 2004 v Australia
Last ODI 13 September 2004 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
1998–2005 United States
1990–1995 Jamaica
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA TRO
Matches 2 22 32 14
Runs scored 4 712 498 276
Batting average 2.00 18.25 17.17 21.23
100s/50s 0/0 0/3 0/3 0/1
Top score 4 79 94 60
Balls bowled 60 206 532 281
Wickets 2 1 11 6
Bowling average 38.00 123.00 48.81 45.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/76 1/32 2/5 2/5
Catches/stumpings 0/0 14/0 12/0 8/0