1950 Chronology

1950 Chronology

Sun 8
Alec Edmonds, Richmond's 1902 and 1905 premiership captain, dies aged 72.

Wed 8
The Richmond AGM is held at the Melbourne Town Hall main hall, in front of 2,000 members.
5 new players were introduced to the crowd - Max and John Stormer from Westburn. Ray Whitaker from Port Adelaide, Jack Atkinson a full forward from Redan, Frank Drum centre-half forward from Minyip, and Robin Flemig (son of a former Western Australian star). Dick Reynolds, captain of Essendon's premiership team and President Wal Crichton are present

Norman Yeo, the former Beverley FC captain ( Essendon in 1906, University in 1909), who declined the captaincy of the Richmond Football Club in 1912, dies aged 63

Sun 18
At the North Melbourne Football Club carnival , a Richmond team consisting of players aged 35 to 40 played a North Melbourne side to raise funds for sporting equipment to school in North Melbourne district.
Quarters were 20 mins in length. A crowd of 40,000 attended.
Richmond 12.11.83 def North Melb 10.7.67
Also at the carnival, Bob Pratt vs John Coleman, Jock Spencer, Peter Bennett, Bill Twomey in a goalkicking contest.
There was also a full-back distance kicking contest between Bob Wiggins, Bill Brittingham, Jack McCorkell, Ollie Grieve, Bruce Phillips, Vic Chantor, Charlie Sutton.

Sat. 24
During the third quarter, a goal umpire is showered with a bottle, orange peel and other rubbish after he signals a behind for Richmond.

Sat 22
A Richmond follower deliberately rubs the ball in the mud before return it to a Fitzroy followers who had a free kick , 10 yards out from goal. In retaliation, the Fitzroy player flicked mud off the ball, at the Richmond player. The umpire then reversed the free kick.

Bill Morris wins the 1950 Best and Fairest. The results are announced at a social function in the club rooms.