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Dick Everitt
Dick was born in Carlisle and he signed for Sheffield Wednesday just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. He made his debut for the 'Owls' against Grimsby Town and immediately helped sink the 'Mariners' by scoring after just 30 seconds.

With the War disrupting organised football he guested for Darlington, helping them to win the Durham Senior Cup with a victory over the mighty Sunderland where he was in direct opposition to a certain Cliff Whitelum with whom he was to form, in later years, the most feared of all of the 'Linnets' striking partnerships.

After the war and having doubts about a career in football full time, he opted for job security and part time football with the Midland League side, Worksop Town. The 'Tigers' certainly got a bargain as Dick netted 68 goals in his first season, a total on which he improved the following season with a total 72 making a total 140 in his two years at Central Avenue.

A chance meeting in the centre of Sheffield with Ken Gadsby led to Dick being invited to sign for the 'Linnets' and he signed for the club in 1949, making his debut in a Miller Shield fixture with Gorleston. It was also against the 'Greens' that he made his debut in the Eastern Counties League, this time in a four nil victory, with Dick, naturally enough, scoring twice.
His appearance and goal scoring whilst at King's Lynn were as follows:

1949-50: Appearances 49, goals 44
1950-51: Appearances 50, goals 36
1951-52: Appearances 56, goals 49
1952-53: Appearances 30, goals 25

In total 154 goals in only 185 games speaks for itself as a scoring record of which any centre forward could be proud. For Dick was a real old fashioned centre forward who lead his line and had a fierce shot and was equally as good in the air.

He scored six goals in an 8-0 victory over Newmarket Town in 1951-52. He twice got four in a match, against March Town in a 6-0 win in 1950-51 and against Newmarket Town in the return fixture in 1951-52, a 10-0 victory this time. He also managed no fewer than eleven hat-tricks during his career at Kings Lynn. The biggest F.A. Cup win in which he played for Lynn was a massive 14-1 over Chatteris Town.

After leaving Lynn he became Player-Manager of Long Sutton Town, taking them to a Lincolnshire Senior Cup victory over Spalding United after beating Holbeach United en route. He became a fully qualified FA. Coach, putting his skills to the test as Coach at Rampton Hospital.