After attending Gresham’s School in Norfolk, Richard Leman returned to Sussex and joined the local club in his home town of East Grinstead where he developed into an outstanding forward. In the 1990 World Cup in Lahore he became England’s most capped player when he played in his 106th match, thereby surpassing Norman Hughes’ record of 105 caps. He also represented Great Britain 70 times and won 40 further caps for England in indoor internationals. After the 1990 World Cup he retired having amassed a record total of 228 selections for international matches. Apart from winning bronze and told medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, Leman also won silver medals at the 1986 World Cup and the 1987 European Cup.