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Brian Rhodes

6th February 2018

Brian in hospital

One of Western Suburbs' favourite sons, Brian Rhodes, is to undertake a kidney operation

this week and everyone at the Magpies wishes him a very successful outcome, with a

speedy recovery.


Brian, debuted in Wests First Grade in 1966 at age 15, as Player #418. 

His tender age belied the fact that he was a very effective pace bowler with a strong build 

and great stamina, who went on to play 118 first grade games over the next decade. 

Brian took 225 wickets for Wests at the very economical 19.38 per wicket.


He still holds the Magpies Green Shield [Under 16's] record for most wickets in a season;

31 wickets in 1965-66. 


Brian's cricket flourished under the club captaincy of Bob Simpson and Brian was rewarded with 

NSW selection in 1971-72.


"Rhodesy' was a member of Wests last First Grade Premiership side [1972-73] and, no doubt, 

his winning determination will be evident once again, as Brian strives to conquer his current challenge.


Best Wishes, Brian!!