1922 Chronology

1922 Chronology

Position: Fifth
Won 7, Lost 9, For 1039, Against 1129.
Captain: Dan Minogue
Vice Captains: Frank Hughes, Jimmy Smith
Coach: Dan Minogue
Leading Goal Kicker: George Bayliss (32)
Revenue: L4145 5s. 2d. Credit Balance: L186 2s. 2d.
Membership: 5,749
Juniors: Fifth

Tue. 10
Frank Tudor, the Richmond’s president from 1909 to 1918, dies.

Mon. 20
The Coburg City Council makes an application on behalf of the Coburg Football Club to join the League.

Wed. 8
A motion to confirm the League’s action to increase the price of membership tickets is defeated several times at Richmond’s annual meeting.
Alfred Wood retains his office of president by defeating Jack Archer, 911 votes to 807.
Federal Labor leader Jim Scullin announces that he intends to “... throw in his lot with them (Richmond).”

Tue. 4
Representatives from the Richmond City Council and Richmond’s schools wait on the committee of the football club requesting two footballs for each school access to the cricket ground, and membership tickets.

Mon. 17
On Easter Monday a scrappy Richmond 7-8 (50) defeats a Ballarat representative team 3-3 (21) at Ballarat.

Sat. 29
The Richmond Guardian reveals that Richmond players will carry new numbers this season.

Sat. 6
Richmond’s 1921 premiership pennant is raised, by Mrs Alf Wood (President's wife) prior to the Tiger’s game against Collingwood at Punt-road. Both teams are on the field to observe the moment.
George Bayliss kicks 7 goals.
Richmond wins its ninth game in succession, a new club record in League football.

Sat. 13
Richmond loses to Melbourne by three points at the MCG. Dan Minogue’s miss kick in the last quarter leads to Melbourne’s winning goal.
Richmond Juniors’ score of 17-13 (115) against Melbourne Juniors is the highest score the Cubs have kicked. David Lynch kicks a Cub’s record seven goals.
___ The Football Record complains of The Richmond Guardian and Richmond Football News publishing the new Richmond numbers.

Sat. 20
Richmond Juniors defeats Coburg before a crowd of 2-3,000 at the opening of Coburg’s new football ground. David Lynch kicks seven goals equalling his Cubs record.

Sat. 27
Lou Roberts, “Robbo” of The Richmond Guardian dismisses rumours of brawling in Richmond’s training room.

Mon. 5
Vic Thorp becomes the first player to play 200 VFL games for Richmond.
A record RCG crowd of at least 40,000 watches Essendon defeat Richmond by 10 points. The grandstand’s gangways were packed by 11.30 am, children encroached on the ground and the gates were thrown open at quarter time. Over 1,115 pounds were taken at the gates, the greatest ever taken at a regular season League game.
Essendon wins its first game against Richmond after 11 straight defeats. Its last win over the Tigers was on May 16, 1914, before the start of the Great War.

Tue. 13
With one win and four losses so far this season Richmond’s committee calls a special meeting to discuss “... matters affecting the working of the team.”

Sat. 17
David Lynch kicks 8 goals for Richmond Juniors, a new Cubs record.

Sat. 24
A hostile demonstration is made against umpire Williamson after Richmond lost to Carlton at Punt-road before a crowd of 30,000.

Sat. 1
The Richmond Guardian reports that Richmond Juniors are unhappy that the senior’s reserve players don’t play for them when omitted. Richmond’s secretary Bill Maybury states that a motor car is always provided to transfer players to the Cubs’ games.

Tue. 4
A Cubs delegation presents five requests to the senior club. The Tigers resolve that a committee member will be present at junior games, to advise the Cubs to approach Paddy Abbott to coach them and to take “further action” to compel senior reserves to play with the Cubs. Two other requests, renaming the Juniors and financially assisting the Cubs’ trip to Geelong, are not met.

Thr. 6
The South Australian football team trains at Punt-road.

Sat. 8
Jimmy Smith and Vic Thorp represent Victoria against South Australia at the MCG.
Mel Morris and George Weatherill represent Victoria against New South Wales in Sydney. Morris kicks seven goals. Former Richmond player Jack Sheehan captains New South Wales.
Jim Karthaus and Bob Carew play for a VFL team against Bendigo.

Tue. 11
Hughie James trains at Richmond. Hughie, an Essendon resident, usually trains with the Essendon team despite playing for the Tigers.

Sat. 15
Lou Roberts, “Robbo” of The Richmond Guardian refers to Richmond as Tigerland in his column. It is possibly the earliest such reference in print. Roberts will use the moniker in future articles.

Sat. 22
Frank “Checker” Hughes, Richmond Juniors’ coach and Richmond’s vice captain, plays for the Cubs as their captain. It is intended that he will captain the Cubs for the remainder of the season. Jimmy Smith vice captains the Tigers in Hughes’s absence.

Sat. 5
Richmond Juniors lose to Geelong’s seconds by two goals but, as Geelong played ineligible men, Richmond will win a protest and the four points.

Sat. 12
Jimmy Smith and Vic Thorp represent Victoria against South Australia in Adelaide.
George Bayliss, Jim Karthaus and George Weatherill represent Victoria against New South Wales at the MCG. Bryan Rush, a former Richmond Juniors and Collingwood player, captains New South Wales.
Richmond Juniors plays Leopold in the curtain raiser to the Victoria v. New South Wales game.
Norman McIntosh, Ted Bourke, and Donald Don play for a VFL team against Ballarat in Ballarat.
Victorian Junior League 5.14.44 def Central Gippsland Association 5.11.41 in the return match held at Coburg.

Sat. 19
Frank “Checker” Hughes returns to the senior team.

Sat 2
Former Richmond player Percy Maybury is injured playing for Frankston (capt/coach) against Somerville. He receives a blow to the head in the second quarter, is dazed, and is taken to the private hospial where he remained for two days.
He recovers and is able to watch his team play Grand Final on Sept 11, however he is stricken ill with septic throat and quinsy.

Sat. 9
A policeman follows the Tigers into their rooms after the Carlton v. Richmond game at Princess Park and takes Dan Minogue’s name. He intends to charge Minogue for assaulting Carlton’s Jack Morrisey. Morrisey when questioned stated nobody hit him.

Mon. 11
At the annual meeting of the Richmond Cricket Club H. K. Woodhead complains of the lack of accommodation for cricket club members at football games and proposes that a new stand be built and set aside for cricket club members.

Mon. 25
Richmond departs on their trip to Tasmania.

Sat. 30
Richmond 10-9 (69) defeats Combined Tasmania 9-12 (66) in Hobart.

Tue. 28
The committee decides to give all players 10s. bonuses for each game played last season and resolves that no player will receive less than 20s.