1875 Chronology

1875 Chronology

Captain: Tom Kendall
Vice Captain: Arthur Jerrems
Goal Kickers: G. Ross,
Membership: 45

Membership: A Richmond membership subscription costs five shillings.

April 29
The Richmond Football Club decides at its annual meeting that its uniform is to be, “Light blue knickerbockers and guernsey, with white stripe down one side, blue cap with white stripe, and white hose.”

May 1
Richmond is scheduled to play Southern Rifles at the Botanical Reserve (Gosch’s Paddock).

May 29
MELBOURNE (18) 3 3
Melbourne’s Ground attendance: 2,000
Richmond plays its first game as a senior club. It loses to Melbourne by three goals to nil at Melbourne’s ground.
Arthur Jerrems captains Richmond.

June 5
ST. KILDA (18) 1 1
Richmond 0 0
St. Kilda

June 12
NORTH MELB. (18) 4
Richmond 0
Royal Park
The senior club North Melbourne (18 players) defeats Richmond (20 players) four goals to nil at Royal Park.

June 26
Richmond defeats the senior club Albert Park one goal to nil at Albert Park.
Richmond 1
Goal: G. Ross
Albert Park

July 3
South Park 0
Richmond 0
Albert Park

July 10
Richmond 0
University Reserve

July 17
Fawkner Park (25) 1
Richmond (16) 0
Fawkner Park

Aug. 21
Richmond (25) 0
Williamstown (19) 2

Aug. 28
Richmond’s scheduled match against the senior club North Melbourne at Richmond Paddock is not played because North did not show. The next week the The Leader reported that North had the walk over win.

Sept. 4
Richmond 0
Williamstown 1
Richmond Paddock

Sept. 11
Richmond 2
St. Kilda
Richmond are defeated by a combined senior team comprising St.Kilda and University members. The clubs played had amalgamated midseason but retained separate corporate identities. Richmond draw the match.

Sept. 18
Richmond 0
Melbourne’s Ground
A dispute arose over the possession of the Melbourne Ground this afternoon. Melbourne’s second eighteen challenged East Melbourne’s right to reserve it for their game against Richmond. East were at the ground first and refused to shift. East and Richmond commenced play a but a collision immediately occurred and the arguing continued. The dispute was settled with a toss of a coin which East Melbourne and Richmond won.
Arthur Jerrems captains Richmond this day.

Club Office Bearers 1875
President Dr. Lewis Lawrence Smith
Vice President Ben Marsh
Secretary Jas. McCutchan
Treasurer Jas. McCutchan
Committee George Bruce, Fisher, Kirkpatrick, J. Ralph, Roach
Captain Tom Kendall
Vice Captain Arthur Jerrems