Local sport legend Ian Dixon dies

2011-11-10 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG banker and sportsman Ian Dixon died early yesterday morning, aged 78, after a long illness.

Born in Durban and shooled at Maritzburg College, Dixon was district manager of First National Bank for the Midlands region for 12 years until his retirement.

Dixon played cricket for SA Schools’, SA Country Districts and the Natal Currie Cup team as well as league squash.

He was known nationally for his contributions to cricket and squash as an administrator and historian.

Dixon was a member of the most prestigious cricket club in the world, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lord’s in London, the historian for Squash South Africa, the president of KZN Squash and a member of Collegians Club’s squash section for 52 years.

He was an ardent collector of memorabilia and one of his finest achievements was the establishment of the South African Squash Museum at Collegians Club.

His remarkable knowledge as a cricket historian has contributed to the wealth of historical information housed at the Maritzburg Oval.

Ian George Dixon leaves his wife, June, two daughters, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday at the Wesley Methodist Church, 59 Cleland Road, in Hayfields.

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