1920 Magarey Medallist

A magnificent, dominant centreman who had no peer in the 1920’s, equally skilled with either foot or hand, Richardson was awarded the 1920 Magarey Medal retrospectively after originally finishing runner up on a countback to Dan Moriarty in 1998 by the SANFL. He played 114 games and kicked 27 goals, was a member of three premiership teams, captain of the club for four years, won the best and fairest twice and also represented South Australia ten times, including 1923 as captain.

An outstanding sportsman, he also represented South Australia and Australia in cricket, playing 19 test matches between 1924 and 1936, he was vice captain of the Australian cricket teams tour of England in 1930 and was captain of the Australian cricket team during their tour of South Africa in 1935, he is the grandfather of the famous cricketing Chappell brothers.

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