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SRDCC Life Member - K M Dixon

At the Annual General Meeting of the Club held on the 30th July, 1984, Life Membership of the Club was conferred on Mr. Kenneth Malcolm Dixon in recognition of his special services to the Club.

Ken Dixon first played for the Club in the 1967/68 season as a member of the Schoolboy premiership winning team. In the following year, he fulfilled his bowling promise by taking 31 wickets at 9.23 for 5th. place in Q.C.A. averages and 1st place in Q.C.A. aggregates. He inspired that true and prophetic comment in the Club report that he had the "heart of a lion".

The year 1969/70 was a triumph for him. He captained the Schoolboy team scoring 335 runs at 67.00 (1st Q.C.A.) and taking 20 wickets at 9.15 (2nd Q.C.A. averages and 1st Q.C.A. aggregates). In the Intermediate Grade he batted well and took 36 wickets at 10.77 (4th Q.C.A.). He also played in the Under 19 competition, "B" Grade and "Reserve" Grade. He was the highest points scorer for juniors - 2869, a total which has not been approached since the start of the competition in the 1966/67 season.

In the 1971/72 season, he became a regular member of the Reserve Grade team taking 31 wickets at 15.65 and was selected in the Brisbane (No. 2) Under 19 team. He first played "A" Grade in the 1972/73 year and was selected in the Brisbane Under 19 team in that year and in 1973/74.

His worth to the Reserve (now 2nd.) Grade is exemplified by hes earning a place in the Q.C.A. bowling aveages in 1975/76, 1976/77, 1979/80 and 1982/83. He was the highest points scorer of the season (1186) in 1975/76, and won the 2nd. Grade bowling average in 1979/80 and 1982/83 and the batting average in 1980/81. He was a member of the premiership winning Reserve Grade side of 1972/73. He was Captain of the Club's 2nd. Grade team in the 1981/82 and 1982/83 seasons and is particularly helpful to the young players. He has taken more wickets (274) in Second Grade than any other club player. He shares in record partnerships in 2nd. Grade for the 6th and 7th wickets.

He has been a member of the Club's Executive Committee since July, 1973 and has been Assistant Secretary since 1982.

For many years, he did more than his share in assisting in wicket preparation and maintenance, assisting with canteen activities and since the first lucky envelope days in 1971, he has rendered yeoman service in fund raising activities.

The Club is particularly grateful for his able assistance with the rosters at the Bracken Ridge Tavern raffles and his recent control of operations at the Brighton Hotel raffles.

Deatails of Ken's playing career are as follows:-

 

BATTING:
GRADE   INNS. N.O. H.S. RUNS AVE. 50's CATCHES
Schoolboy 67/70 21 6 96 394 26.27 2 10
Intermediate 68/70 18 3 54 267 17.80 1 3
Under 19 69/74 25 7 39* 286 15.89 - 11
B 69/71 15 5 24* 83  8.30 - 5
Reserve 69/84 138 26 77* 1782 15.91 5 66
A 72/84 20 6 37 170 12.14 - 3
TOTAL 67/84 237 53 96 2982 16.20 8 98
 
BOWLING 
GRADE

 

BALLS MDNS RUNS WKTS AVE BEST 5 in INNS
Schoolboy 67/70 1792 61 509 58 8.77 6/14 1
Intermediate 68/70 952 21 388 36 10.77 7/27 2
Under 19 69/74 1786 63 632 55 11.49 6/12 2
B 69/71 1280 26 456 31 14.71 6/38 1
Reserve 69/84 13407 451 5010 274 17.60 6/26 7
A 72/84 858 20 412 13 31.69 3/59 -
TOTAL 67/84 20075 642 7407 467 15.86 7/27 13