Nugget Rees

In 1962, an 18-year-old Rees was taken on by David Rowe and Barry Jarman – the latter a Test wicketkeeper – to sweep floors and run messages in their Adelaide sports store. Jarman, after recognising his new employee’s passion for cricket, began inviting Rees to South Australia games at the Adelaide Oval. He quickly became a favourite of the Redbacks players and staff, and earnt the nickname ‘Nugget’ after his hero Keith ‘Nugget’ Miller, the 55-Test allrounder. Rees has since been embraced by each generation of South Australian and Australian sides to play at the Adelaide Oval.

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