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1940 Reserves

show_image.php?id=19868Reserves Season 1940
Coach: Charlie Canet
Captain: TBD
Best & Fairest: Albert 'Mick' Price and Arthur Sanger
Position: 2nd
Premier: Collingwood

Note: Albert 'Mick' Price also won the Gardiner Medal for the fairest and best player in the VFL reserves competition

Carlton Final List


Anderson, Baxter, Bignell, Crisp, Carney, Cameron, Cooper, Diggins, Francis, Gill, Green, Hale, Hollingshead, Jones, McInnes, McLean, Mann, McIntyre, Park, Rippon, Shields, Sanger, Skinner, Savage, Schmidt, Wrout.

Supplementary List

D. Adamson (district), C. Austin (Kew), J. Bavin, G. Bates, A. Broman, R. Butler, Arthur Chitty (Corryong), D. Frankhauser (Mordialloc), R. Garby, M. Mannix, A. Price.


J. Bennett (Camberwell), A. McTaggert (Williamstown), R. Morgan, Cameron, and J.Baird (seconds), J. Mooring (Creswick)

Players Later Added To List

Baird, Brown, Butler, Davies, Regnier, Rippon, Sleith.

Private Arthur Chitty

"Arthur Chitty, a younger brother of the present player, came from Corryong, and impressed so much that it would not be a surprise to see him in the senior side this season. He had his hands bandaged as the aftermath of a boxing encounter last week at a travelling show at Corryong. He gained the points decision over his opponent in a 10 rounds bout." (Argus March 20 p17 1940)
A Chitty was named in the Reserves Round 1 match on April 27. The name Chitty also appears in other Reserves sides whether it is Arthur or his older brother Bob Chitty will take further investigation.
The Sporting Globe June 08 1940 (p5) mentioned Arthur Chitty in a run down of 33 Carlton players. The Globe said he was aged 21, weight 12 st. 2lb, height 5 ft 8ins. A farmer, local boxing champion, never knocked out / horse-breaker, and a prize winning gardener.
Arthur Wilson Chitty (NX46368) joined the A.I.F. 2/23 Battalion, he and was killed in action at the Battle of El Alamein July 22 1942.
There is two photos taken in 1943 of two of his brothers, Ron and Phil Chitty visiting his grave. (See Bob Chitty's image gallery)

April 27 Round 1
Carlton played Geelong at Princes Park
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Bavin, Mannix
Half backs; Sanger, Cameron, McInnes
Centres; Bulter, Brosnan/Broman, Austen/Austin
Half forwards; Adamson, Morgan, Davies
Forwards; Arthur Chitty, Shields, McTaggart
Followers; Savage, Henderson
Rover; Price
Emergencies; O'Brien, Ken Collicoat, W. Johnson, Murray, White, Hoarey
Carlton won; 24.19.163 - 8.11.59
Goals; Shields 10, Price 5, McInnes 5, Davies 2, Adamson, Broman/Brosnan.
Best; Shields, McInnes, Austin, Sanger, Davies, Bavin.

May 04
Carlton played South Melbourne at the Lake Oval
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignall, Jones, McInnes
Half backs; Sanger, Cameron, W. Johnstone
Cenres; Skinner, Broman, Austen
Half forwards; Mann, Morgan, McTaggert
Forwards; Adamson, Shields, Davies
Followers; Savage, Bavin
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Ken Collicoat, White, Henderson, Denmead
Umpire; Nicholson
Carlton won; 14.19.103 - 7.7.49
Goals; Mann 5, Shields 4, Davies 2, Price 2, Bavin
Best; Cameron, Davies, Bavin, Broman, McTaggert, Price

May 11
Carlton played Collingwood
Umpire; Boundary
Carlton won by 50 points;
Carl; 5.4 12.7 16.12 22.17.149
Coll; 1.2 6.5 10.6 14.10.94
Goals; Price 8, Davies 4, unknown
Best; Price, Bignall, Broman, Davies

May 18
Carlton played Melbourne
Carlton lost bt 40 points.
Carl; 0.1 2.2 4.6 8.9.57
Melb; 2.2 9.3 11.10 14.13.97
Best players and goal scorers unknown.

May 25
Carlton played St.Kilda
Carlton lost by 14 points
Carl; 5.6 6.9 7.11 9.16.70
St.K; 0.1 4.8 7.10 12.12.84
Best players and goal scorers unknown

June 01
Carlton played Fitzroy
Carlton won by 5 points
Carl; 2.3 8.5 10.6 14.12.96
Fitz; 3.3 5.5 7.17 12.19.91

June 08
Carlton played Footscray
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Sanger, McInnes
Half backs; Arthur Chitty, McTaggert, Rippon
Centre; Skinner, Jones, White
Half forwards; Adamson, Shields, Connelly
Forwards; Davies, Baird, Savage
Followers; Hollingshead, Mannix
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Garrick, Morgan, Beauvaix, Synott
Carlton won;
Carlton 6.18.54 - 5.14.44
Goals; Price 2, Shields, Baird, Davies, Adamson
Best; Green, Bignell, Savage, Skinner, McInnes, White

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