Rickett signed for Joe Smith's Blackpool during the 1947–48 season, making his debut on 14 February 1948, in a 3–1 victory over Grimsby Town at Bloomfield Road. He went on to make a further thirteen league appearances for the club that season, scoring twice (one in 2–1 defeat at Sheffield United and one in a 7–0 victory at Preston North End in the final game of the season). He also played in two FA Cup ties, including Blackpool's 4–2 defeat to Manchester United in the final.
He remained at Blackpool for two more seasons, making a total of 44 league appearances for the club and scoring seven league goals.
- Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.
- Walter Rickett career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
- List of Rotherham United players
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