Alan Preen

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Alan Preen
Personal information
Full name Alan Thomas Preen
Date of birth (1935-07-04) 4 July 1935 (age 81)
Place of birth Fremantle, Western Australia
Date of death 27 November 2016
Place of death Fremantle, Western Australia
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1953–1959 East Fremantle 122 (93)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1959.
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Alan Thomas Preen (born 4 July 1935) is a former sportsman who played Australian rules football with East Fremantle in the WANFL and first-class cricket for Western Australia during the 1950s. He is a half forward flanker in East Fremantle's official 'Team of the Century'.

Preen was mainly a centre half forward but could also be used in the ruck. He played at East Fremantle between 1953 and 1959, a career which yielded 122 senior games with Best and fairest award wins in 1954 and 1958 as well as a premiership in 1957. He regularly represented Western Australia at interstate football, in all playing 15 state games, with his performance in 1958 earning him All-Australian selection.

As a cricketer, Preen was a left-arm medium-pace bowler and from his 13 first-class matches from 1953/54 to 1956/57 took 28 wickets at 34.96. His best innings bowling figures of 6/97 were taken against Victoria at the St Kilda Cricket Ground and included the wickets of Neil Harvey Sam Loxton and Colin McDonald.[1]

Preen died on 27 November 2016 after a long illness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria v Western Australia 1955/56". CricketArchive. (subscription required (help)). 

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