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1955 Reserves

Reserves Season 1955
Coach: Mick Price
Captain: TBD
Best & Fairest: Barry Beitzel
Position: 11th
Premier: Richmond









Carlton Final List

Old

D. Beasy, J. Brown, G. Burke, J. Chick, B. Comben, R. Crowe, V. English, G. Ferry, G. Gilchrist, D. Guy, K. Hands, J. James, L. Kerr, G. Kerr, J. Mills, W. Milroy, B. Molony, F. Munro, N. O'Brien, R. Robertson, K. Warburton, M. Wenn, P. Webster, D. Zeunert.

New Players

John Cheffers (Kew Amateurs), Len Davies (seconds), Jack Ellis (seconds), T. J. Ryan (N.M.), Barry Beitzel (Sale).

On List Subject To Clearances

Peter Aitken (Kyabram), Bob Bosustow (Perth), Dave Browning (rover Perth), Graham Donaldson (East Ballarat), Robert Licciardo (Tatura), Colin Pitt (Sandy Bay, Hobart), John Paice (Yallourn),

To Be Considered When Available

George Stafford, Kevin O'Brien, Barry Archbold (Traralgon), Ken Brazzell (Whittlesea), Les Dooley (Ferntree Gully), Ron O'Dwyer (rover Broken Hill), Ian "Kelly" Hamilton (Lilydale)

Supplementary List

Leon Berner, Kevin Bergin, Alf Clarke, Jack Sullivan (thirds), Colin Holt (Brunswick) Ron Nillsen (thirds), Vic Garra, Colin Ridgway, K. Hunt.

Off

A. Boyle, D. Cairns, R. (Dick) Gill (Fitzroy), J. Howell, K. McKaige, R. Rhodes, J. Spencer, H. Sullivan (Collingwood), M. Thomas, A. Walsh, K. Kenna, K. Hunt, M. Rossi.

Practice match

April 09
Blues Team
Backs; Comben, Ferry, English
Half backs; James, Webster, Munro
Centres; L. Kerr, Robertson, Chick
Half forwards; Beasy, Cheffers, Zeunert
Forwards; Donaldson, O'Brien, Aitken
Followers; Hands, Milroy,
Rover; Mills
Nobby O'Brien kicked 7 goals.

Maroon Team
Backs; Bosustow, Archbold, Davies
Half backs; Brown, Guy, Gurry
Centre; Cooper, G. Kerr, Evely
Half forwards; Gilchrist, Stranch, Warburton
Forwards; Licciardo, Ellis, Bergin
Followers; Burke, Molony
Rover; Browning
Changes at half time; Crowe, Nillsen, Moran, Pitt, Holt, Verner
Jack Ellis kicked 6 of his team's 12 goals




April 16
Opening game of the season.
Carlton played North Melbourne
Carlton lost; 9.9.63 - 10.15.75
Goals; Graham Kerr 2, Graham Gilchrist 2, Jack Ellis 2, Kevin Bergin, Len Davies, Jim Baxter 1.
Best; Barber, Jack Sullivan, Barry Archbold, Graham Kerr, Graham Gilchrist, Smith.
Carlton tenth
Played 1, Won 0, Lost 1, For 63, Against 75, 84.0%, Points 0.



April 23
Carlton played Hawthorn
Carlton lost; 8.19.67 - 9.23.77
Goals; Jim Baxter 3, Ken Lloyd 2, Len Davies, Jack Ellis, Alf Clarke 1.
Best; Jim Baxter, Jack Sullivan, Len Davies, Leon Berner, Hall, Smith
Carlton tenth
Played 2, Won 0, Lost 2, For 130, Against 152, 85.5%, Points 0.



April 30
Carlton played Fitzroy
Carlton lost; 9.12.66 - 12.9.81
Goals; Jack Ellis 4, Jim Baxter 2, Peter Aitken, Graham Kerr, Barry Beitzel 1.
Best; Bob Crowe, Barry Beitzel, Page, Peter Aitken, Jim Baxter
Carlton last.
Played 3, Won 0, Lost 3, For 196, Against 243, 80.7%, Points 0.



May 7
Carlton played St.Kilda
Carlton won; 10.15.75 - 6.13.49
Goals; Kevin Bergin 3, Alf Clarke 2, Ken Lloyd 2, Jim Baxter, Colin Holt, Ron Nillsen 1.
Best; Colin Holt, Barry Archbold, Barry Beitzel, Jim Baxter, Kevin Bergin, Alf Clarke
Carlton tenth
Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3, For 271, Against 292, 92.8%, Points 4.



May 14
Carlton played Collingwood
Carlton lost; 8.6.54 - 10.23.83
Goals; Brian Molony 3, Leon Berner, Kevin Bergin, Jim Baxter, Alf Clarke, Ken Lloyd 1.
Best; John Paice, Bernie Moran, Barry Beitzel, Colin Holt, Rex Collis.
Carlton tenth
Played 5, Won 1, Lost 4, For 325, Against 375, 86.7%, Points 4.



May 21
Carlton played South Melbourne
Carlton lost; 10.16.76 - 12.14.86
Goals;
Best;
Carlton --
Played 6, Won 1, Lost 5, For 401, Against 461, 86.9%, Points 4.



May 28
Carlton played Geelong
Carlton lost; 7.15.57 - 8.16.64
Goals; John Cheffers 2, Gerald Burke, Dave Browning, Leon Berner, Alf Clarke, Rhodes 1.
Best; Colin Holt, Harry Caspar, Smith, Kevin Bergin, Rex Collis.
Carlton eleventh
Played 7, Won 1, Lost 6, For 458, Against 525, 87.2%, Points 4.



June 4
Carlton played Melbourne
Carlton team; (22 named)
From, Barry Archbold, Ken Aitken 2, Barry, Jim Baxter, Gerald Burke, Leon Berner, Barry Beitzel, Dave Browning, Kevin Bergin, Alf Clarke, Harry Caspar, John Cheffers, Len Davies, Graham Gilchrist, Colin Holt, Brian Molony, Ron Nillsen, Richard Pratt, Colin Ridgway, Ryan, P.Sullivan, Smith.
Carlton lost; 9.17.71 - 14.16.100
Goals; Richard Pratt 2, Leon Berner 2, Brian Molony, Alf Clarke, Dave Browning, Colin Ridgway, Smith 1.
Best; Kevin Bergin, Harry Caspar, Leon Berner, Brian Molony, Alf Clarke, Barry Archbold.
Carlton eleventh
Played 8, Won 1, Lost 7, For 529, Against 625, 84.6%, Points 4.



June 11
Carlton played Essendon
Carlton team; (23 named)
From, Ken Aitken 2, Barry Archbold, Gerald Burke, Jim Baxter, Barry Beitzel, Leon Berner, Dave Browning, Alf Clarke, John Cheffers, Len Davies, Graham Gilchrist, Jim Forsyth, Colin Holt, Robert Licciardo, Frank Munro, Morgan, Ron Nillsen, Richard Pratt, Colin Ridgway, Ryan, P.Sullivan, Smith, Walker.
Carlton lost; 11.12.78 - 12.17.89
Goals; Dave Browning 3, John Cheffers 2, Alf Clarke, Leon Berner, Graham Kerr, Gerald Burke, Bernie Moran, unknown 1.
Best; Gerald Burke, John Cheffers, Ken Aitken 2, Jim Baxter, Richard Pratt, Leon Berner.
Carlton eleventh
Played 9, Won 1, Lost 8, For 607, Against 714, 85.0%, Points 4.



June 18
V.F.L. Seconds played Croydon & Ferntree Gully Leagues as a curtain raiser to the Victoria vs Western Australia match on the M.C.G.
The seconds match was abandoned as sheets of water covered the ground.



June 25
Carlton played Footscray
Carlton team;
Backs; Ron Nillsen, John Paice, Smith
Half backs; Barry Archbold, Keith Robinson, Jim Baxter
Centres; Frank Munro, Leon Berner, P. Sullivan
Half forwards; Graham Kerr, Gabelich, Doug Beasy
Forwards; Alf Clarke, Jack Ellis, Richard Pratt
Followers; Gerald Burke, Bernie Moran
Rover; Dave Browning
Emergencies; Ken Aitken 2, Robert Licciardo, Jim Forsyth, Begg, Walker.

Carlton 9.11.65
Footscray 16.13.109

Result: Lost by 44 points.

Goals;
Best;
Calton last
Played 10, Won 1, Lost 9, For 672, Against 823, 81.7%, Points 4.



July 2
Carlton played Richmond
Carlton 14.18.102
Richmond 18.21.129

Result: Lost by 27 points.

Goals;
Best;
Carlton last
Played 11, Won 1, Lost 10, For 774, Against 952, 81.3%, Points 4.



July 9
Carlton played North Melbourne
Carlton team;
Backs; Rex Collis, John Paice, Ken Aitken 2
Half backs; Frank Munro, Barry Archbold, Graham Flint
Centres; Peter Aitken, Jim Baxter, Barry Beitzel
Half forwards; John Cheffers, Ron Nillsen, Smith
Forwards; Dave Browning, Jack Ellis, Burt
Followers; Brian Molony, Richard Pratt
Rover; Graham Kerr
Emergencies; Len Davies, Robert Licciardo, Jim Forsyth, Walker, P.Sullivan.

Carlton 16.15.111
Nth Melb. 14.7.91

Result: won by 20 points.

Goals; Jack Ellis 4, Brian Molony 3, Smith 2, Peter Aitken 2, Ron Nillsen, Jim Baxter, Graham Kerr, Barry Beitzel, Dave Browning 1.
Best; Gerald Burke, Brian Molony, Graham Kerr, Dave Browning, Peter Aitken, John Paice.
Carlton eleventh
Played 12, Won 2, Lost 10, For 885, Against 1043, 84.85%, Points 8.



July 16
Carlton played Hawthorn
Carlton 8.11.59
Hawthorn 6.8.44

Result: Won by 15 points.

Goals;
Best;

Carlton eleventh
Played 13, Won 3, Lost 10, For 944, Against 1087, 86.8%, Points 12.



July 23
Carlton played Fitzroy
Carlton team;
Backs; Ken Aitken 2, John Paice, Smith
Half backs; Frank Munro, Barry Archbold, Rex Collis
Centres; Jack Sullivan, Keith Warburton, Barry Beitzel
Half forwards; Alf Clarke, Ron Nillsen, John Cheffers
Forwards; Peter Aitken, Jack Ellis, Richard Pratt
Followers; Bernie Moran, Jim Baxter
Rover; Dave Browning
Reserves; Walker, Buckley
Emergencies; Len Davies, Jim Forsyth, McKernan, Walsh

Carlton 8.16.64
Fitzroy 7.12.54

Result: Won by 10 points.

Carlton eleventh
Played 14, Won 4, Lost 10, For 1008, Against 1148, 87.8%, Points 16.



July 30
Carlton played St.Kilda

Carlton 8.13.61
St Kilda 9.13.67

Result: Lost by 6 points.

Carlton eleventh
Played 15, Won 4, Lost 11, For 1069, Against 1215, 88.0%, Points 16.



August 6
Carlton played Collingwood.
Carlton team;
Backs; Harry Caspar, Rex Collis, Smith
Half backs; Bob Bosustow, Ron Nillsen, Jim Forsyth
Centres; Barry Beitzel, Jim Baxter, Jack Sullivan
Half forwards; Alf Clarke, Graham Donaldson, John Cheffers
Forwards; Peter Aitken, Jack Ellis, Buckley
Followers; Bernie Moran, Richard Pratt
Rover; Dave Browning
Reserves; Walker, Walsh
Emergencies; Len Davies, P. Sullivan

Carlton 6.11.47
Collingwood 18.12.120

Result: lost by 73 points.

Goals; Peter Aitken 3, Graham Donaldson 2, Jack Ellis 1.
Best; Barry Beitzel, Peter Aitken, Bernie Moran, Smith.
Carlton eleventh
Played 16, Won 4, Lost 12, For 1116, Against 1335, 83.6%, Points 16



August 13
Carlton played South Melbourne
Carlton team;
Backs; P. Sullivan, Bernie Moran, Harry Caspar
Half backs; Graham Flint, Ron Nillsen, Frank Munro
Centres; Jack Sullivan, Bennett, Keith Taylor
Half forwards; Alf Clarke, John Cheffers, Jim Baxter
Forwards; Smith, Jack Ellis, Colin Ridgway
Followers; Brian Molony, Richard Pratt
Rover; Dave Browning
Emergencies; Len Davies, Jim Forsyth, Walker, M. Walsh, McKernan

Carlton 12.8.80
Sth Melb. 15.26.116

Result: lost by 36 points.

Goals; John Cheffers 4, Brian Molony 3, Frank Munro, Alf Clarke, Ron Nillsen, Jim Forsyth, Dave Browning 1.
Best; Brian Molony, Bernie Moran, Jack Sullivan, John Cheffers, Frank Munro, Graham Flint.

Carlton eleventh
Played 17, Won 4, Lost 13, For 1196, Against 1451, 82.4%, Points 16.



August 20
Final match of the season.
Carlton played Geelong

Carlton 6.5.35
Geelong 3.15.33

Result: won by 2 points.

Goals; Jack Ellis 2, Alf Clarke, Colin Ridgway, Ron Nillsen, Dave Browning 1.
Best; Smith, Brian Molony, Alf Clarke, Max Miers, Jim Baxter, Dave Browning.

Carlton finished eleventh
Played 18, Won 5, Lost 13, For 1237, Against 1484, 83.4%, Points 20.





Footnote

Barry Beitzel won the Seconds Best & Fairest Award with 22 votes, second was Barry Archbold 21 votes, Kevin Bergin third with 20 votes.


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