Wisden Cricketer / Players / Ian King

Ian King      

Full name Ian Harold King

Born June 1, 1943, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland

Current age 72 years 1 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).
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: West Indies v Australia at Roseau
Jun 3-7, 2015 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
2nd Test: West Indies v Australia at Kingston
Jun 11-15, 2015 (10:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT)
Kent v Australians at Canterbury
Jun 25-28, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford
Jul 1-4, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st Test: England v Australia at Cardiff
Jul 8-12, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days