In the 1880s Richmond fielded a second twenty for three years (1886-1888)in the VFA
Founded: April 8 1886 at Richmond Cricket Club's Pavilion
Reformed: April 10 1888, at Richmond Cricket Club's Pavilion
Home Ground: Richmond Cricket Ground.
Captain: J Horsburgh
Vice Captain: J McDonald
|1||May 1||L||0.0||Essendon 2nds 4.11||RCG||Another published score is Ess 4.8 to Rich 0.6|
|2||May 8||W||1.6||St. Kilda 2nds 0.7||StK CG|
|3||May 15||L||4.2||Carlton 2nds 4.6||Princess Oval|
|4||May 22||W||5.22||North Richmond 4.6||RCG|
|5||May 27||L||1||Williamstown 2nds 5||Garden's Reserve|
|6||June 5||W||10.21||University 2nds 2.3||RCG||Richmond’s second twenty becomes the first Richmond Football Club team to kick ten goals in a match.|
|7||June 12||W||4.7||Fitzroy 2nds 2.4||Fitzroy CG|
|8||June 19||L||3.12||Hotham 2nds 5.7||Hotham RR|
|9||June 26||W||4.4||StKilda 2nds 0.4||RCG|
|July 3||Brighton||Brighton||Cancelled. Refer to notes below.|
|12||July 17||6.17||Fernside 0.0||RCG|
|13||July 24||3.9||Melb 2nds 1.3||Friendly Soc Ground|
|14||July 31||2.6||Fitz 2.10||RCG||Some scores have Richmond winning 2.7 def 1.7|
|15||Aug 7||1.8||Coburg & Brunswick 3.0||RCG|
|16||Aug 14||3.20||St. Francis Xavier 2.7||Kew||Best: Hessey,Main, Rutherford, Brown, Trengrove|
|17||Aug 21||Prahran 2nds||Warehouseman's CG|
|18||Aug 28||8.11||Williamstown 2nds 0.3||Richmond Paddock||Best: Blazey, Harrison, Smith, Prismall, Carlos, Hughes|
Three leading players, the captain Tom Graham, Jack Taylor and Dave Elder, are stood down from Richmond’s team because of their actions on the Ballarat trip. Harry Layton, Alf Searle and Paddy Purcell refuse to play without them. The former three were “asked to resign” and the latter three were expelled.
Fred Wookey assumes Tom Graham’s role as captain.
Due to the dearth of senior players, six juniors are called up from the second twenty. The second’s game against Brighton is cancelled.