NZ commentator Alan Richards dies, aged 91

Long-serving sports commentator Alan Richards has died in Auckland, aged 91.

Richards, who played first class cricket for Auckland, covered football and cricket in nearly four decades years behind the microphone.

He covered the All Whites football matches, including their 1982 World Cup campaign, and the underarm cricket match at the MCG in 1981.

For 38 years he was the voice of cricket, and had a 75-year association with Auckland's North Shore Football club.

Richards played representative football, before taking up golf.

Fairfax Media