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Norwich City Top 100 appearances: Don Pickwick (43)

PUBLISHED: 06:00 07 June 2017

Don Pickwick - off to work! It is Maurice Tobin, centre, heading the players off across Carrow Bridge for training in 1951. Also pictured are Roy Hollis, Noel Kinsey, Terry Ryder, Les Owens and Pickwick, with trainer Harry Proctor, left.
 Picture: Archant

Don Pickwick - off to work! It is Maurice Tobin, centre, heading the players off across Carrow Bridge for training in 1951. Also pictured are Roy Hollis, Noel Kinsey, Terry Ryder, Les Owens and Pickwick, with trainer Harry Proctor, left. Picture: Archant

Archant © 2004

43 Don Pickwick

244 appearances/11 goals

Don Pickwick was part of a formidable half-back line fielded by the Canaries in the early 1950s.

Pickwick – nicknamed The Don – was a Wales schoolboy rugby union international and was signed by then City manager Doug Lochhead in February 1946, when serving in Norfolk with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

So committed was he to the City cause that he played for them at Colchester on his wedding day in 1951.

The Canaries recorded their biggest ever league win – 8-1 away to Shrewsbury in 1952 – but there were painful memories for Pickwick, who broke his leg and was out of action for the rest of the season.

He left Norwich to become player boss of Spalding United in May 1956. Pickwick was born in Rhondda in February 1925 and emigrated to Australia in January 1968 – he died on April 2, 2004 in Queensland.


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