1935 Chronology

1935 Chronology

Position: Third
Won 13, Lost 7, For 1763, Against 1537.
Captain: Percy Bentley Vice Captain: Allan Geddes
Coach: Percy Bentley
Best and Fairest: Ray Martin
Leading Goal Kicker: Jack Titus (83)
Revenue: Debit Balance: 179 pounds
Membership: 3,784
Seconds: Sixth

Wed. 30 VFL vice president Dave Crone presents Richmond with its 1934 premiership pennant at the club’s annual meeting in the Globe Theatre.

Fri. 13
The Richmond Chronicle reports that the Richmond Cricket Club wrote a letter to the Health Commission asking that it be allowed another twelve months to complete its sanitary system at the ground because the football club’s contract expires at the end of the year.

Sat. 23
Richmond’s president Barney Herbert accepts the E. L. Wilson (premiership) shield on behalf of the club.

Sat. 30
Richmond defeats South Melbourne in a practice match played at night under electric lights at Olympic Park (the Motordrome). A crowd of 25,000 attends and Syd Sherrin provides two white balls for game.

Fri. 5
The League refuses Richmond and Collingwood permission to play tomorrow night at Olympic Park.

Sat 6
Richmond plays Camberwell at Olympic Park.
Richmond 13.15.93 def Camberwell 8.10.58

Sat. 13
A night match between Richmond and the VFA is abandoned due to the weather. A Rubbertex ball is tried in the afternoon game against Oakleigh. At halftime , both clubs complain that the ball is too tricky. A leather ball is used for the second half. Richmond 22.14.146 defeated Oakleigh 8.7.55 At half time, Richmond made 16 changes.

20 Apr
Sandringham captain/coach Sid Dockendorff is presented with a clock, at halftime of the Sandringhamd v Brighton match, by Richmond president Barney Herbert. It is in appreciation for his good service to Richmond.

Mon. 22
Richmond defeats Sandhurst in its first practice game at Punt Road. Relations between the Richmond football and cricket clubs are apparently strained over the issue of ground access.

Fri. 26
Barney Herbert, Basil McCormack and Will Mintern talk on radio station 3KZ.

Sat. 27
Prior to Richmond’s first game, Footscray players gather in the centre of the ground and give three cheers for last year’s premiers.
Champion Chinese swimmer Kwok Chun Hang is an interested onlooker in Richmond’s room.

Sat. 4 Richmond’s 1934 premiership pennant is unfurled by ___ prior to its game against North Melbourne at Punt Road.
Jack Baggott re-injures his wrist.

Sat. 11
Pat Edmunds kicks nine goals for the Cubs against Carlton Second Eighteen.
Dan Guinane is disqualified for four matches attempting to strike Carlton’s J Hale.

Sat. 18
Jack Titus kicks eight goals against Melbourne at Punt Road.
Doug Strang returns to the team.

Sat 25
Gordon Strang splits the webbing of his middle fingers between his right hand
The doctor would later explain how due to the poor equipment and medical facilities he had to stitch up the hand in darkness

Mon. 3
Richmond defeats Essendon by just two points at Essendon.

Fri. 7
The Richmond Chronicle reports that Richmond has presented Melbourne coach Frank “Checker” Hughes with a new Richmond jumper because the one he wares at training has worn out.

Sat. 8
South Melbourne defeats Richmond by 46 points at Punt Road.
South players yell “Eat ’em Alive” after the game.
It is Richmond’s first loss at Punt Road since they were defeated by South on June 25, 1932. The Tigers had won a League record 24 consecutive games at home.

Sat. 15
Geelong defeats Richmond at Corio forcing the Tigers to slip from third to sixth.

Mon. 17
Jack Dyer and Ray Martin leave with the Victorian team for Western Australia and South Australia. They will miss the Tigers’ next two games.

Sat. 22
Richmond is forced to make six changes for its game against Hawthorn at Punt Road.
Jack Titus kicks eight goals

Sat. 29
Collingwood defeats Richmond by two points at Victoria Park.

Tue. 2
Richmond premiership player George Bayliss dies.

Thr. 11
Delegates from the Richmond football and cricket clubs meet.

Sat. 13
The old pavilion, that was built in 1865 burns down in the morning. The water used to extinguish the blaze soddens the already heavy ground near the grandstand.

Tue. 23
Richmond trains on the dry turf of Olympic Park.

Sat. 27
Richmond defeats Carlton by 15 points at Punt Road. Carlton were placed second before the game.

Wed. 31
Richmond leaves on its tour of Tasmania.

Sat. 3
Richmond defeats Tasmania at Hobart by 13 points before 6,000 spectators.

Sat. 10
Richmond easily defeats a Northern Tasmanian team at Launceston. Jack Titus kicks seven goals. Percy Bentley remained in Hobart with influenza.
_ Kevin O’Neill represents Victoria against South Australia at the MCG.
Doug Strang is injured during a game with a VFL combination against Bendigo at Bendigo.

Tue. 13
Allan Geddes takes charge of training because Percy Bentley is absent. Bentley resumes coaching on Thursday.
___ Dave Baxter is disqualified for four matches for attempting to strike Fitzroy’s Wilfred Smallhorn.

Tue 20
A discussion takes place in the Legislative Assembly relating to the Masseurs Bill.
Richmond Masseur Mr Beck, and Richmond Trainer Mr Saunders are mentioned several times

Sat. 31
Richmond all but assures itself a place in the finals following its win over Essendon. St. Kilda will have to thrash Collingwood next week and hope Richmond are similarly beaten to take fourth place from the Tigers.

Fri. 6
The Richmond Chronicle reports that the Richmond Football Club had demanded that the cricket club allow schoolboy football curtain raisers on the ground next season, rather than club Baseball.

Sat. 7
South Melbourne easily defeats Richmond in the last round at Albert Park, but with St. Kilda’s capitulation to Collingwood Richmond wins a place in the finals.
Joe Murdoch fractures his jaw/cheek, but remained on the ground because Basil McCormack was already off with a sprained ankle. Ray Martin suffers a rib injury.

Wed. 11
Jack Dyer is awarded the Burnley Theatre’s most popular player trophy.

Sat. 14
Richmond defeats Carlton in the semi final by 21 points before 49,759 spectators at the MCG.
Gordon Strang is reputed to have taken 28 marks in this game. The Richmond Chronicle states he took 21.
Jack Titus kicks five goals, taking his season’s tally to 82 and passing his club record of 80. He will add just the one more before season’s end.

Mon. 16
Alfred “Punch” Elder, a famous Richmond forward of the Association days dies.
Training: Richmond is again training at Olympic Park because the centre of the RCG has been roped off. Hawthorn’s Beau Wallace again assists with Richmond’s training alongside North Melbourne’s head trainer Bob Lee.

Wed. 25
It is announced that Ray Martin has won 3KZ’s most popular player prize. Jack Dyer is presented with Hoyts Cinema’s most popular Richmond player cup. Both were at the Cinema and in costume for Richmond’s ballet.

Sat. 28
Collingwood defeats Richmond by 28 points in the preliminary final before 46,191 people at the MCG.
A Richmond Football Club song book is sold at the ground.
___ Fritz Heifner and Collingwood’s Bervin Woods appear before the tribunal on charges of striking each other. The charge against Woods is dismissed but Heifner is disqualified for four weeks.
Richmond’s president Barney Herbert announces that he will not seek re-election. Ernie Saunders, Richmond’s head trainer also announces his resignation.

Wed. 16
Richmond committeeman William (Phil) Hockey dies.

Wed. 20
Richmond officials entertain the players at a smoke night at the Duke of Wellington Hotel.
_ Richmond seeks the League’s permission to transfer from Punt Road to Olympic Park.

Thr. 21
The Richmond Cricket Club meets and decides that they will not alter their original offer to the Richmond Football

Thr. 28
A deputation from the Richmond Cricket Club and the Grounds Management Committee meets with _ Lind, the Minister for Lands and asks him to prevent the Richmond Football Club’s transfer from the RCG. The minister will remain uncommitted until he had talked to all parties.

Wed. 4
A League sub-committee interviews the Minister of Lands and, having visited the RCG and Olympic Park on Monday, tells him that accommodation at Richmond is substandard. The minister promises to look for himself.