Dick Vest

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Gregoria Richard Veserema
Born
Friday, 19th February, 1897
Died
Tuesday, 11th June, 1974 (Aged 77 years and 111 days)

Biography

The son of an Austrian immigrant, born Richard Veserema in Barmedman NSW, was sent to Westmead Boys home with his two elder brothers upon the death of his father in a mine accident. ‘Dick Vest’ thus became a P’matta junior and made his first grade debut for parent club, Western Suburbs, as a teenage winger in 1914. Vest represented NSW in 1919 and made his Test debut on the tour of NZ that year, scoring two tries in Australia's Fourth Test victory. Vest played in three Tests in Australia's Ashes victory over England in 1920 and toured with the ‘Australasian’ Kangaroos the following year. On tour he played in all three Tests against England and in 23 other matches. Vest was offered a £1200 contract to stay in England and play with Leeds but according to author Gary Lester (Clouds of Dust, Buckets of Blood, 1996) Vest’s mother wouldn’t allow him to stay in England. Vest also made two tours of NZ with a NSW rep side (1920 & 1922) but later returned to the Riverina area and captain-coached Barmedman in the Maher Cup. He was later a club selector and lower grade coach at Wests during the 1930s.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Additional Notes

Son of an Austrian immigrant, was sent to a Westmead boys home with his 2 brothers after his father died in a mine accident.

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 85 22 8   - 82 35 48 2 41.18% List
City Cup 17 3 3   - 15 9 8 0 52.94% List
Interstate Matches 3 3 -   - 9 3 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 34 20 -   - 60 27 7 0 79.41% List
Test Series 7 4 -   - 6 4 3 0 57.14% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 4 3 -   - 9 4 0 0 100.00% List
The Ashes 6 2 -   - 12 3 3 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches Metropolis 1 2 1   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Cootamundra 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1919-22 8 4 -   - 12 5 3 0 62.50% List
Overall 1919-1922 8 4 0   0 12 5 3 0 62.50% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1919-22 9 10 -   - 30 9 0 0 100.00% List
Metropolis 1920, 1922 2 4 1   - 14 2 0 0 100.00% List
Cootamundra 1924 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1919-1924 12 14 1   0 44 11 1 0 91.67% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1914 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1915 9 - -   - - 1 8 0 11.11% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1916 10 3 -   - 9 1 9 0 10.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1917 11 1 -   - 3 5 5 1 45.45% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1918 13 1 -   - 3 11 2 0 84.62% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1919 11 7 -   - 21 6 5 0 54.55% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 11 8 1   - 26 6 4 1 54.55% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1921 8 1 7   - 17 2 6 0 25.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1922 10 1 -   - 3 3 7 0 30.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1923 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1914-1923 85 22 8   0 82 35 48 2 41.18% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1914-23 85 22 8   - 82 35 48 2 41.18% List
Overall 1914-1923 85 22 8   0 82 35 48 2 41.18% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1914-23 97 25 11   - 97 41 54 2 42.27% List
Overall 1914-1923 97 25 11   0 97 41 54 2 42.27% List

Your Say

Anonymous says: A great player who should have been born 70 years later to receive the recognition for the player that he was. He is sadly missed. (05/02/2011)

jackson meredith (grandson of brian says: my third cousin. proud to acknowledge his great football career. (06/07/2011)

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