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5/9/2012 RIP Ian Robinson Dick


5/9/2012 RIP Ian Robinson Dick
 
The South Perth Cricket Club was saddened to hear of the passing of IAN DICK last week. Ian played a massive part in the history of the South Perth Cricket Club. Holding the club record for the highest batting aggregate in first grade and being named in the Club Team at the 75 year anniversary dinner. Our thoughts are with Pat and the Dick family at this time.
 
Ian Robinson Dick (born 30 August 1926 in Boulder, Western Australia) is a representative cricketer and field hockey player who played one first-class match for Western Australia in 1950 against Queensland. He also captained Western Australia Colts in one match against the MCC in 1950. Ian captained Australia in field hockey at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He is the brother of Alexander, who also played cricket for Western Australia and South Perth, and David Dick, who was the school captain of Wesley College in 1936, and also played hockey for Western Australia. His uncle Billy Dick captained Carlton to the 1914 VFL premiership.
 
Ian made his hockey debut for Western Australia in 1946, and his debut for Australia in 1948. He represented Australia in every match from 1948 to 1958, and captained the team at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, scoring Australia's first goal in Olympic competition. He also captained Western Australia. Ian was inducted in the Western Australian Hockey Hall of Champions in 1991, and was inducted into the Hockey Australia Hall of Fame in 2008.



Last updated: Tuesday September 11, 2012 10:46AM

Author: Mark Korol




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