Full name Ian Harold King
Born June 1, 1943, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 73 years 233 days
Major teams Queensland
Nickname Rainbow, Sammy
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|First-class span||1969/70 - 1969/70|
|List A span||1969/70 - 1969/70|
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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