Iain Dick takes Pirates all-time rushing record

April 19th, 2016

East Kilbride Pirates v London Olympians. A BAFACL Premier League quarter-final play-off game at Hamilton Rugby Club on 24 August 2014.

The Pirates got some great news this week from the unlikeliest of sources, a couple of historic stats sheets from two of the toughest losses in team history!

Pirates long time stats-keeper Bill Campbell has worked hard for many years to try and maintain an accurate record of team and individual statistical achievements for the team, but there were two key gaps in his records, dating back to the 2009 and 2010 Division One finals against the London Cobras and Tamworth Phoenix. The league provided official statisticians for these event, however the team was never provided with the output, leaving records incomplete.

These were of particular interest to Iain ‘Sparky’ Dick, the Pirates Running Back, who has been chasing the all-time rushing record for the team for some time.

Having recovered the documents this week, thanks to Christopher Wilson of the Cambridge Cats, the team was able to confirm that in the final game of the 2015 season, Dick broke the record, finishing the season with 5887 yards on 726 carries – an average of 8.11 yards per carry and over 100 yards a game over his six years with the team! That’s in addition to 84 Touchdowns for the team – a huge achievement!

Photo courtesy of Duncan Gray, Duncolm Photography


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