Round 9, 1952         Carlton defeated Richmond by 6 points in a low-scoring affair at Punt Road Oval.

Round 9, 1952

Venue: Punt Rd OvalDate: Saturday June 21, 1952
Result: Win by 6 pointsUmpire: BarbourCrowd: 21,000
Goalkickers: D.Beasy 2, J.Howell 1, B.Milroy 1, K.Warbuton 1.
Best: K.Hands, O.Grieve, B.Milroy, R.Green, H.Casper, J.Conley
Reports: Injuries: J.Mills (strained thigh) replaced by A. Max Thomas, last quarter. B.Milroy (jarred heel)

Game Review

The Blues defeated the Tigers by 6 behinds in a low-scoring match in front of 21,000 people at Punt Road.
In a close fought match, the Blues were wasteful in front of goal which could have proved costly if it hadn't been their superb defence.

Did You See

"That phenomenal mark by Keith Warburton (Carlton) in the third quarter against Richmond? Or the way the same player handled the ball throughout the game? It could have been a dry day." (Argus 23 June)

White Football Used

"Another effort to allow the use of white, water-resistant footballs in league matches here on wet days may be made soon.
The white balls were used in two VFL league games - Collingwood v North Melbourne, Richmond v Carlton - and one VFA match, Northcote v Prahran, last Saturday.
Afterwards players and officials praised them as better than the standard brown ball for wet days. The waterproof ball was as light at the end of the term as at the start, and, accordingly, marking and handling were far above the usual wet day standard. Even at the end of the matches, players were kicking it long distances."
To read the News (Adelaide) report in full, click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130275621

Image: Trove, Age June 23 1952


B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 1 Ken Hands (acting capt.)
HB: 16 John Brown 14 Vin English 33 Ritchie Green
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 10 Fred Stafford 8 Arthur Hodgson
HF: 7 Keith Warburton 2 Bill Milroy 17 Doug Beasy
F: 20 Tom Jones 13 Jack Howell 32 Jack Spencer
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 24 Harry Caspar 9 Jack Mills
Res: 39 Harry Dern 34 A. Max Thomas
Coach: Percy Bentley


Interesting Fact: This was the first of two consecutive away wins against this opponent at exactly the same margin, a feat we've managed 6 times in our entire VFL to AFL history.

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