George Rickers, an enthusiastic member of Cardiff CC and a good friend of Norman Riches, travelled with the Glamorgan squad to primarily act as 12th man and scorer for their back-to-back away matches in the Minor County Championship against Wiltshire at Marlborough and Devon at Plymouth during August 1920. However, an injury to his friend on the morning of the game at Plymouth saw George make a surprise debut for the Welsh county against Devon. He failed to score in his only innings.
The son of a cobbler in Cardiff, George had attended Monkton House School with Norman and their friendship latest for many years after leaving the school. During World War One, George served as a schoolmaster on various naval vessels, including HMS Impregnable, and when hostilities were over he continued in his naval role, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander.
He was awarded the MBE for his services to naval education in 1936.
RICKERS, George Herbert Ivor, MBE .
Born – Roath, Cardiff, 30 October 1885.
Died – Rochester, 15 November 1953.
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