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George Drake

Victorian Football Association
Games: 1
Career: 1877 - 1879


George C. Drake competed in the Carlton Football Club's Sports Day winning the 110 yard handicap.

1876 G. Drake finished fourth in the 150 yard Handicap Flat Race.

1877 June 16
Carlton Second Twenty played Keilor at the Madeline Street ground. Drake was named in the 24 man squad

1877 June 20
Drake was named in the 22 man Carlton touring team that left Melbourne on board the S.S. Barrabool for Sydney.
The Argus shipping list 19 June 1877 (p4) has a G. Trake listed along with other Carlton names. (Trake a misprint?) The return shipping list for the S.S. You Yangs on July 02 lists Drake.
Drake was not named in the team squads that played the Waratah club in both the Rugby and Australian Football games.

1879 June 14
Drake is named in a 26 man Carlton team to play Cremorne at Royal Park.
On this day Carlton were playing Geelong and the Second Twenty played Clifton.
The Argus does mention two Second Twenty Carlton teams in the Saturday edition.
Could this 26 man squad could possibly be an extra junior Carlton Football Club team?, a printing error, or be one of the many football teams associated with the Carlton area, ie; Carlton Imperial, Carlton United, Star of Carlton, etc.
Monday's Argus gives the results of the seniors, and the second twenty's game against Clifton, but no mention of the Cremorne game.
Another newspaper report, Carlton (second twenty) v Clifton, then a few lines underneath, Cremorne v Carlton (third twenty), at ground of the latter.
Perhaps the demise of the Carlton Imperial club has led to an excess of players?

George Clement Drake
Bootmaker, residence Carlton
Died at his daughter's residence, 386 Drummond St. Carlton
DOB: 1853
DOD: 03 May 1926
Buried at Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton.
(R of Ad Ref) (Argus 04 May 1926 p1)

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