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Carlton farewelled another champion when Ken Baxter retired after this 12-point win over South Melbourne at Princes Park.

Round 18, 1950

Carlton 3.0 18 5.0 30 9.2 56 13.4 82
South Melbourne 4.0 24 5.7 37 8.9 57 10.10 70
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday August 26, 1950
Result: Won by 12 points Umpire: Beitzel Crowd: 9,875
Goalkickers: K.Baxter 5, R.Garby 3, J.Clark 1, J.Conley 1, F.Davies 1, J.Mills 1, H.Sullivan 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil












Game Review


In this, his farewell match against South Melbourne at Princes Park, one of Carlton's all-time greats in Ken Baxter kicked five goals to finish a great career in style. Six times our club's leading goal-kicker, and a triple Premiership player in 1938, 1945 and 1947, Baxter was inducted into Carlton's Hall of Fame in 1998.

On this cold and wet Saturday afternoon, the Blues finished a disappointing year - having fallen from second in 1949 - in 8th place on the ladder, with a lowly percentage of 93.3.

Team


B: 33 Ritchie Green 25 Jim Baird 1 Ken Hands (vc)
HB: 16 John Brown 27 Ollie Grieve 26 Jim Clark
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 20 Ray Garby 2 Harry Sullivan 8 Arthur Hodgson
F: 14 Vin English 21 Ken Baxter 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 24 Harry Caspar 35 Jack Conley
Res: 10 Fred Stafford 5 Bill Huntington
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

Debut: Harry Sullivan, Bill Huntington
Last Game: Ken Baxter, Ray Garby


Round 17 | 1951