1887 Charity Games

Bulli Relief Match, April 09.

To raise funds to aid the recent Bulli coal mining disaster in N.S.W.
Carlton played Fitzroy on the Fitzroy Cricket Ground, Brunswick Street .
Admission 1s (10c), 1s extra for the grandstand.
The Fitzroy City Brass Band had volunteered it's services.
Fitzroy players were driven in drags, supplied by the Fitzroy mayor Mr. C. C. Clauscen, from the Brunswick Hotel Fitzroy, to the Clyde Hotel Carlton where they met the Carlton players.
Both teams were then driven to the ground in North Fitzroy.
The Roys' captain and vice captain Worrall and Maher did not play.
Two of Fitzroy's better players, Ward is deaf and unable to speak, and Muir is also mute.
Crowd; 5,000.
The ground was very hard and bare in parts, due to the dry weather.
Rain during the second quarter made the ground very slippery.
Match commenced at 3pm, with the Blues' Berry kicking off to the eastern end goal.
The match raised more than £150, with the VFA donating a further £20 and a match between Port Melbourne and Montague added an additional £12 15s 9d.
Carlton team; (23 named)
Bloomfield, Berry, Batters, Box, Crapp, Cook, Crompton, Dunne, Gellatly, Hutchison, Hawkins, Jones, Keane, Leydin (Capt.), Lyons, Metherall, J. McRaile, McInerney, McIntyre, McCracken, Roussevelle, Strickland, White.
Umpire; S. Thewlis.
Carlton won; 2.9 - 1.10 (Half time 2.5 - 0.4)
Goals; Berry, McInerney.
Players mentioned; (6) Leydin, Berry, Jones, Bloomfield, McInerney, Dunne.
Best; Leydin, Bloomfield, Jones.

June 25

Carlton played South Melbourne on the M.C.G.
Proceeds of this match £300 ($600) to go the widow of South Melbourne secretary Mr. Henry Swift.
Swift had been the club's secretary since the amalgamation of the South Melbourne and Albert Park Football Clubs.
Ground unfit for football, report alikened it to playing on roller skates.
Crowd; 13,000.
Carlton dominated the first half and South the second.
The Blues used a lot of handball in the third quarter.
Carlton team; (20 named)
Baker, Bloomfield, Berry, Batters, Beveridge, Cook, Coulson, Green, Gellatly, Hutchison, Jones, Keane, Leydin, Moloney, McKechnie, McInerney, Newton, Strickland, Smith, Whelan.
Umpire; J. Trait.
Match drawn;
Carl. 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4
S. M. 0.2 0.2 2.3 2.4
Goals; Gellatly, Coulson.
Best; Leydin (BOG), Strickland, Baker, Bloomfield, McKechnie, Keane, Cook.
Players mentioned; (17) Jones, Berry, Hutchison, Smith, Moloney, Batters, Beveridge, Green, Strickland, Gellatly, Leydin, Baker, Coulson, Bloomfield, McKechnie, Cook, Keane.

October 01

Carlton played South Williamstown at the Williamstown Cricket Ground.
This extra match was played for the benefit of the Williamstown Rowing Club to send the crew to Adelaide.
The match will be played under the patronage of the mayor and councillors of Williamstown and the Victorian Football Association.
The Williamstown Brass Band will entertain throughout the afternoon.
Crowd large.
Leydin was ill and did not play, Baker, Batters, Bloomfield, Cook, and Berry were also absent.
The Blues fielded a weak team and played two men short, ie; 18 were on the field to South Williamstown's 20.
No report of game, only the result and best players.
Strickland captained the Blues.
Carlton team; (20 named)
Baker, Berry, Batters, Beveridge, Cook, A. Coulson, C. Coulson, Green, Gellatly, Hutchison, Jones, Keane, Leydin, Moloney, McKechnie, McInerney, Strickland (Capt.), Smith, Woods, Whelan.
Umpire; J. Shaw.
Carlton lost;
Carl. 0.0 3.4 3.4 3.5
S.Will. 2.4 3.1 4.4 7.4
Goals; Gellatly, Coulson, Green.
Players mentioned; (9) White, Jones, C. Coulson, Gellatly, McKechnie, Green, Hutchison, Whelan, Strickland.

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