Carlton defeated Richmond by 15 points at the Punt Road Oval, in front of a record crowd of 46,000.

Round 9, 1949

Venue: Punt Rd OvalDate: Monday June 13, 1949
Result: Win by 15 pointsUmpire: MerringtonCrowd: 46,000
Goalkickers: F.Davies 5, G.Brokenshire 2, J.Howell 2, J.Conley 1, T.Simmons 1, F.Stafford 1, A.Streeter 1, A.Thynne 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

This match was played on a Monday, which may have assisted in a record crowd at Punt Road turning up to watch this 15 point win over Richmond.

20,000 locked out in Punt Road crush
Fences collapsed and many people fainted in a wild crush at the Richmond and Carlton game. The Richmond ground has a capacity of 43,000 but 50,000 people tried to force their way inside. The ground was full an hour before play began. Police reinforcements were powerless to stop those still pushing and jostling to get in. A boundary fence went down. Spectators were fainting. Worried health officials ordered all gates to be opened to ease the pressure. It was then that several hundred frightened people tried to get out, colliding with thousands straining to get in. Police and ambulance officers rescued women and children, passing them overhead. Some of the crush alleviated when hundreds jumped the rails to sit around the edge of the playing field. Remarkably, no one was seriously injured. - 100 Years of Australian Football.

Passed Away

Frederick Charles Harrison aged 62 of Maud Street North Balwyn, a keen Carlton supporter and contributer to the club's trophy fund collapsed and died in the Blues' dressing rooms after the game. (Weekly Times June 15 p49)

200 Injured At Football Game

The Courier Mail (Brisbane) June 14 (p3) carried a report of the crowd invasion of Punt Road.
To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49668082


B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 25 Jim Baird
HB: 24 Arthur Hodgson 23 Bert Deacon (vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 18 Alan Thynne 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 2 Tom Simmons 28 Fred Davies 10 Fred Stafford
F: 1 Ken Hands 34 Bernie Baxter 22 Allan Streeter
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 31 Geoff Brokenshire 35 Jack Conley
Res: 3 Frank Cahill 7 Herb Turner
Coach: Percy Bentley

Image Image
Images: Trove, Argus June 14

Image Image
Images: Trove, Age June 14


Image: Courtesy Big Footy web site

Image Image
Image; Argus June 14

Trove; Herald June 14

Round 8 | Round 10
Contributors to this page: blueycarlton , Bombasheldon , timmyd , molsey , WillowBlue , Mrs.O and admin .
Page last modified on Sunday 31 of October, 2021 15:34:06 AEDT by blueycarlton.

Google Search

Random Image

1999 GF - Andrew McKay flies high for a big grab.

Online Users

175 online users