[Article 6671]Vale Jack Lackey.

Gentlemen

We have been advised of the death last week of Pratten Park Magpies Member, JACK LACKEY who had been – at the age of 92 – our oldest living first grader.

 

Jack, who lived in Perth in recent years, played 43 first grade games for the Club during seasons 1947 – 1950.

Jack was a Wests junior who played  Presidents Cup for Wests in 1943.

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It appears Jack started as a Hooker.

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Jack also played on the wing in 1948 the year Wests won the Sydney Comp.

Wests  8 beat Balmain 5.

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Below Semi Final against Balmain in 1950.

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Jack scored two tries and Wests played Souths in the Premiership Final next week.

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Jack played on the wing in the 1950 Premiership Final but unfortunately Wests 15 were beaten by South Sydney 21.

Jack leaves Wests for the Bush.

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Jack on his way to Peak Hill in Group XI.

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Jack takes Peak Hill to Premiers in 1951.

It appears Jack Captained Coached Peak Hill for two years and was still playing for them in 1954.

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Photo of Billy Keato and Jack Lackey in 1950.

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Jack and Bill at a Wests function in 2009.



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