Ian King      

Full name Ian Harold King

Born June 1, 1943, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland

Current age 70 years 327 days

Major teams Queensland

Nickname Rainbow, Sammy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 8 12 4 65 13* 8.12 0 0 3 0
List A 1 1 1 1 1* - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 8 851 30 6/70 28.36 2 0
List A 1 64 33 5 5/33 5/33 6.60 3.09 12.8 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1969-1970
List A span 1969-1970
Profile

Ian King was Queensland's first Aboriginal player since Eddie Gilbert in the 1930s, but unlike Gilbert he had a smooth action . He forced his way into the state side with strong grade performances, initially in Sydney and then, after he returned to Queensland because of homesickness, Brisbane. He fell in love with Perth after playing there and moved to Western Australia, turning his back on the first-class game. King's nicknames derived from his liking for colourful clothes (Rainbow) and a striking resemblance to Sammy Davis Jnr (Sammy).
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 6-9, 2014
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 13-17, 2014
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 20, 2014
NPS v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 20, 2014
Australia A v NPS at Darwin
Jul 22, 2014
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