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Ian King      

Full name Ian Harold King

Born June 1, 1943, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland

Current age 73 years 59 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 1969/70 - 1969/70
List A span 1969/70 - 1969/70
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).
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Jul 26-30
Sri Lanka 117 & 353 Australia 203 & 157/8 (61.1 ov, target 268)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Brisbane - Jul 30-Aug 2
Australia A 302/5 (88 ov)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle
Aug 4-8, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 19:30 EDT -1d | 18:30 CDT -1d | 16:30 PDT -1d)
Sth Africa A v NPS at Townsville
Aug 13, 2016 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 19:30 EDT -1d | 18:30 CDT -1d | 16:30 PDT -1d)
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC)
Aug 13-17, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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