Challenge Cup Competition
1868. The Argus has Bannister named in the Carlton side to play Geelong on Monday 25th. May.
Bannister named in squad to play Emerald Hill at Emerald Hill, Saturday 6th June 1868. (The Argus)
1869. Bannister played in the first game of the year against Geelong at Royal Park on Queen's Birthday May 22.
1870. One of 12 Carlton players to play in the season opener North vs South match.
1870. Played in the Challenge Cup match against Albert Park on June 18 at Royal Park which ended in a draw.
1871. Bannister played in the match against a Richmond 20 at Richmond Park July 15 1871.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell, p 24,25, 26.)
1872 Played in the 2-0 win over Albert Park at Albert Park 15 June.
1872 Bannister played in the drawn game (0-0) against Melbourne at Melbourne 29th. June.
1872 Played in the Carlton 16 that played Richmond 20 at Royal Park on 16th. July. (The Argus)
1873 H. Bannister left for Castlemaine.