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28 October 1967 Victor Richardson

 

28 October 1967        Victor Richardson

On 28 October 1967 many sportsmen gathered to witness the official opening of the Victor Richardson gates at the eastern entrance of the Adelaide Oval. Grandfather of the Chappell brothers of Australian cricket fame in the 1960s and 1970s, the plaque on the gates lists the achievements of one of Australia’s greatest sportsmen:

            Cricket                                                                     Football

Capt. of Australia                                                       Capt. of SA 1922-23
NZ – 1928                                                                   Capt. Sturt 1920, 1922-23
th Af. – 1935-36                                                       Played Sturt 1915-27
Eng. – 1930                                                                 Played – 3 Sturt p’ships

Aust. – 1932-33                                                          1915 – 1919 – 1926
Captain Sturt Club 1921-41
                                                                                                Lacrosse
Baseball                                                                   Sturt player 1921
Played for SA 1921                           

Honoured with American Helms award in 1925 for best Australian athlete. Presented by his many admirers together with the Adelaide City  Council, SA Cricket Assn., Inc., SA National Football League and Sturt Sports Club Inc.

Eric Gunton, Memories in Stone, 1984, p.97

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