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1939 Reserves


Reserves Season 1939
Coach: Charlie Hardy*/Alan Geddes
Captain: G. Crisp
Best & Fairest: Bernie Bignell
Most Serviceable: J. Jones
Most Improved: J. Bavin & A. Sanger
Most Attentive To Training: K. Collicoat
Position: 8th
Premier: Melbourne






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Reserves coach Charlie Hardy (born April 01 1887) played 224 games with North Melbourne 1908-21 and Essendon 36 games, 1921-25. Senior coach at Essendon 1928-30 and St.Kilda 1931-32. He was also coach of the third eighteen.

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Frank Murray's Image: Trove; Sporting Globe May 24

.*"Charlie Hardy who has coached Carlton seconds for the past three seasons, found it necessary to resign owing to his employment. Hardy, who has met with considerable success among the youngsters at Carlton, is to be succeeded by Alan Geddes, former Richmond champion wingman." (The Age May 05 p7)
Alan Geddes (born Nov. 04 1903) played 183 and kicked 14 goals with the Tigers 1925 - 1935, he is pictured in the 1928 Victorian team.

Frank Murray played in a couple of practice matches and in at least one Reserves match this season.

Carlton Senior List with Numbers

1. F. Anderson, 2. D. G. McIntyre, 3. F. Ayers, 4. K. Baxter, 5. B. Diggins, 6. R. Chitty, 7. J. Carney, 8. J. Skinner, 9. G. Cameron, 10. J. Francis (Vice Capt.), 11. J. L. Hale, 12. C. Crisp, 13. L. Watkins, 14. R. McLean, 15. J. McElroy, 16. L. La Franchini / G. J. Harland, 17. H. Hollingshead, 18. R. Sanger, 19. R. Cooper, 20. J. Askew, 21. F. Gill, 22. J. Jones, 23. P. Schmidt, 24. R. Savage, 25. C. Mann, 26. J. W. Park, 27. K. Fox, 28. J. Wrout, 29. K. S. Rae / F. Rice, 30. A. Price, 31. C. McInnes, 32. R. Green, 33. E. Wallace, 34. E. Bignell

New

G. A. Cameron (utility/half forward) Laverton, R. Garland (forward) Leongatha, E. J. Wallace (half forward) Devenish, S. E. Rice (rover) Murtoa, F. Rice: Murtoa (S. E. & F. a misprint?), J. Skinner: Darlee or Bacchus Marsh, J. Askew: Benalla (went to N.Z. during the season), J. Jones: Speed, Bignall: seconds, Bob Green (Fitzroy) to seconds, L. F. Hill (Brunswick C.Y.M.S.), A. G. Connell (Fairfield), H. A. Davies (Moreland Methodists -subject to financial endorsement form being produced.) G. J. Harland (Williamstown), K. S. Rae (Williamstown)

Off

Brown (Camberwell), E. Huxtable (Yarram), H. Vallence (Williamstown), L. Gardiner (Berwick), G. Crisp (captain of the seconds), C. Bradley (Lilydale Stars), E. Wallace (Devinish)

Other Players Tried

J. Budd (Rushworth), W. Ross (Coburg), H. Henderson (Wedderburn), O'Dwyer (North Brunswick CYMS), T. Yates (Frankston), E. Brimacombe (Ballarat), D. Beauvais (Jeparit)

Injured

Bulter & Archie Shields (both injured, Shields cartliage, both to be considered when fit)

Practice Matches, March 25

At 1.30pm

Blues team;
Backs; Walsh, H. Anderson, J. O'Brien
Half backs; Stapleton, J. Francis (Capt), F. Murray
Centres; Ging, Bradley, F. Capuano
Half forwards; Budd, Hawkin, Douglas
Forwards; Williams, Morgan, Cahill
Followers; Beauvais, Rogers
Rover; H. Davies

Blue & White team;
Backs; Sneddon, Vaughan, Hill
Half backs; Rae, W. Francis, L. Webb
Centres; Green, Collicoat, Davidson,
Half forwards; Jackson, Wallace, Hoarey
Forwards; Dwyer, Brimcombe, W. Clifford
Followers; McLean (Capt), L. Eist?
Rover; Durkin
Emergencies; Ross, S & J. Bradley, Andrew, Harland, Higgins, Garland, Demedici, Brinstone, Kelly, Laxton, Hyde, W. Taonders

At 3.15pm

Blues team;
Backs; McIntyre, Gill, Henderson
Half backs; Huxtable, Cameron, McInnes
Centres; Dunmeade, Crisp (Capt), Green
Half forwards; Schmidt, Wrout, Cooper
Forwards; Lyons, Baxter, Gardiner
Followers; Hollingshead, McElroy
Rover; Hale

Blue & White team;
Backs; Bignell, Park (Capt), La Franchini
Half backs; Sanger, Jones, G. Crisp
Centres; Skinner, Brown, Askew
Half forwards; Watkins, Bavin, Rice
Forwards, McIntosh, Fox, Mann
Followers; Savage, Ayers
Rover; Price
19th; White (for both teams)
(Sporting Globe March 24 p20)

Practice Matches, April 01

At 1.30pm

Green & Gold team;
Backs; Craven, H. Anderson (Capt), R. Walsh
Half backs; L. Webb, T. Yates, O'Dwyer
Centres; Capuano, J. Budd, B. Green
Half forwards; Williams, H. Henderson, Murray
Forwards, Hunter, Morgan, Jackson
Followers; W. Ross, Sneddon
Rover; Burkin
Best; Yates, Budd, Henderson

Maroon & White team;
Backs; L. A. Hill, Vaughan, O,Brien
Half backs; Phonder, Stapleton, Killey
Centres; Ling, Dwyer, Davidson
Half forwards; Brinacomb, Smith, Hoary
Forwards; Tippet, Cahill (Capt), Rae
Followers; Beauvais, Baxter
Rover; H. Davies
Emergencies; Flegg, M. Webb, Douglass, Oakley, Belcher, King, Ware
Best; Beauvais, Davies

At 3.15pm

Blues team;
Backs; McIntyre, Gill, Park
Half backs; Chitty, Francis, McInnes
Centres; Carney, Schmidt, Green
Half forwards; Watkins, Wrout, Cooper
Forwards; Price, Baxter, Savage
Followers; Hollingshead, McLean
Rover; Hale

Blue & White team;
Backs; Bignall, Jones, La Franchi
Half backs; Sangar, Wallace, Cameron
Centres; Skinner, Denmeade, Askew
Half forwards; L. Hill, Ayres, G. Crisp
Forwards; Rice, Fox, Gardiner
Followers; McElroy, McIntosh
Rover; Mann
Best; Sangar, La Franchini, Rice (5 goals), Mann, Jones, Bignell, Askew, Savage, Fox, Skinnner
Result;
B&W; 15.13.103
Blues; 11.13.79
(Age March 31 p4)

Practice Match at 1.15pm April 08

Green & Gold vs Maroon & White
Green & Gold team;
Backs; Craven, Roulent, Welsh
Half backs; Laxton, Yates, O'Dwyer
Centres; Capuano, Thonder, B. Green
Half forwards; Wilson, Henderson, Murray
Forwards; Walker, Morgan, Hunter
Followers; W. Ross, Sneddon
Rover; Durkin

Maroon & White team;
Backs; Hill, Vaughan, Clydesdale
Half backs; Stapleton, Rogers, Murfitt
Centres; Creevy, Dwyer, Davidson
Half forwards; Brimacombe, Clifford, Knight
Forwards; King, Skelton, Rae
Followers; Beauvais, Baxter
Rover; J. Ross
Emergencies; Fisher, Plumb, Ware, Rees, Kirby, F. Smith, Hyde, Ellis

Blues vs Blue & White at 3.15pm
Blues team;
Backs; McIntyre, Gill, McLean
Half backs; Chitty, Francis, Anderson
Centres; Watkins, Schmidt, Green
Half forwards; Bavin, Wrout, Cooper
Forwards; Price, Baxter, Savage
Followers; Diggins, Hollingshead
Rover; Hale

Blue & White team;
Backs; Bignell, Park, La Franchini
Half backs; Huxtable, Wallace, McInnes
Centres; White, G. Crisp, Askew
Half forwards; L. Hill, Cameron, Budd
Forwards; Hoarey, Fox, Gardiner
Followers; McElroy, Ayres
Rover; Mann
(Age April 08 p9)

Practice Match at 3.15pm, April 15

Blues vs Blue & Whites
Blues team;
Backs; McIntyre, Gill, Park,
Half backs; Chitty, Francis (Capt), Anderson
Centres; Carney, Crisp, Green
Half forwards; Skinner, Wrout, Schmidt
Forwards; Price, Baxter, Savage
Followers; McLean, Hollingshead
Rover; Hale
Emergency; Shields

Blue & White team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Leo La Franchi
Half backs; McInnes, Wallace, Sanger
Centres; Askew, Denmead, White
Half forwards; G. Crisp, Cameron, Mann
Forwards; Watkins, Fox, Ayers
Followers; Diggins (capt), McElroy
Rover; Rice

April 22 Round 1
Carlton played South Melbourne at South Melbourne
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Leo La Franchi
Half Backs; Sanger, Cameron, Wallace
Centres; White, Benmead, Askew
Half forwards; G. Crisp, Bazin/Bavin, McInnes
Forwards; L. Hill, Fox, Mann
Followers; McElroy, Ayers
Rover; Watkins
Emergencies; McGregor, Davies, Rogers, Henderson, McIntosh
Carlton won; 16.14.110 - 12.19.91
Goals; Watkins 5, Fox 3, Hill 3, Bavin 3, Denmead, Leo La Franchini 1.
Best; Mann, McElroy, Jones, Watkins, Sanger, Fox
Played 1 Won 1, Lost 0, For 110, Against 91, 120.8%, Points 4

April 29 Round 2
Carlton played Geelong at Geelong
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Smedon
Half backs; Sanger, Wallace, G. Crisp
Centres; White, Denmead, Askew
Half forwards; L. Hill, Bavin, Mann
Forwards; Rice, Sox/Fox? Ayers
Followers, McElroy, Leo La Franchi
Rover; Watkins
Emergencies; McGregor, Davies, Henderson, McIntosh
Carlton lost; 12.15.87 - 14.18.102
Goals; Fox 4, La Franchi 3 unknown
Best; Sanger, Bignell, Bavin, Mann
Played 2 Won 1, Lost 1, For 197, Against 193, 102.07% Points 4

May 06 Round 3
Carlton played North Melbourne at Princes Park
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, G. Crisp, McInnes
Half backs; Wallace, Cameron, Sanger
Centres; White, Schmidt, Askew
Half forwards; Bavin, Fox, Denmead
Forwards; Watkins, James, Ayers
Followers; Hollingshead, Mann
Rover; Davey
Emergencies; Hill, McGregor, McIntosh, Henderson
Carlton won; 17.8.110 - 13.8.86
Goals; Davies/Davey? 6, Jones 4, Ayers 2, Mann, Fox, Bavin, Watkins, Denmead
Best; McInnes, Davis/Davey?, Hollingshead, Bignell, Wallace, Schmidt, Crisp
Carlton third
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1, For 307, Against 279, 110.03%, Points 8

May 13 Round 4
Carlton played Footscray at Footscray
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, G. Crisp, Bavin
Half backs; McInnes, Cameron, Wallace
Centres; McGregor, Sanger, Askew
Half forwards; Rice, Fox, White
Forwards; McElroy, Jones, Davies
Followers; Hollingshead, Ayers
Rover; Watkins
Emergencies; Hill, McIntosh, Henderson, Denmead
Carlton lost; 17.14.116 - 18.15.123
Goals; Jones 3, Ayers 2, McElroy 2, Hill 2, Bavin 2, Henderson, Hollingshead, Fox, Davies, Watkins, Rice
Best; McIlroy/McElroy, Hollinghead, Wallace, Askew, Ayres, Jones, Davies, G. Crisp
Carlton sixth
Played 4, Won 2, Lost 2, For 423, Against 402, 105.22%, Points 8

May 20 Round 5
Carlton played Hawthorn at Princes Park
Carlton won; 11.25.91- 11.16.82
Goals; Cahill 3, Rice 2, Watkins 2, unknown
Best; Rice, Askew, White, Ayers
Carlton sixth
Played 5, Won 3, Lost 2 For 514, Against 484, 106.19%, Points 12

May 27 Round 6
Carlton played Richmond
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Fox, Sanger
Half backs; Wallace, Jones, Cameron
Centres; White, Schmidt, Askew
Half forwards; Rice, Henderson, Garrick
Forwards; Cahill, Ayers, Davies
Followers: Bavin, Hollingshead
Rover; Watkins
Emergencies; Hill, McGregor, McIntosh, Ken Collicoat, Hoarey
Carlton lost; 5.6.36 - 15.18.108
Goals; Henderson, Cahill, Rice, McIntosh, Davies
Best; Fox, Bignell, Jones, Askew, McIntosh
Played 6, Won 3, Lost 3, For 550, Against 592, 92.90%, Points 12

June 03 Round 7
Carlton played Essendon at Princes Park
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Fox, Bavin
Half backs; O'Brien, Jones, Sanger
Centres; Watkins, F. McLean, Askew
Half forwards; Henderson, Shields, Davies
Forwards; Morgan, Baird, Rogers
Followers; Hollingshead, Ayers
Rover; Garrick
Emergencies; White, Murray, McIntosh, James
Carlton lost; 9.10.64 - 16.8.104
Goals; Davies 2, Baird 2, McIntosh 2, Garrick, McLean, White
Best; Jones (BOG), Sanger, Garrick, Ayers
Played 7, Won 3, Lost 4, For 614, Against 696, 88.21%, Points 12

June 10 Round 8
Carlton played Collingwood at Princes Park
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Bavin
Half backs; McInnes, Fox, Cameron
Centres; Watkins, Sanger, Askew
Half forwards; Skinner, Ayers, Shields
Forwards; Schmidt, Baird, Davies
Followers; Hollingshead, Harland
Rover; Garrick
Emergencies; Henderson, White, F. McLean, O,Brien, Morgan
Carlton won; 23.13.151 - 16.10.106
Goals; Schmidt 5, Baird 5, Hollingshead 4, Davies 3, Garrick 2, Fox 2, Henderson, Harland
Best; Skinner, Fox, Schmidt, Garrick, Baird, Hollingshead, Bignell
Carlton eighth
Played 8, Won 4, Lost 4, For 765, Against 802, 95.38%, Points 16

June 17 Round 9
Carlton played Melbourne
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Fox
Half backs; McInnes*, Sanger, Cameron
Centres; White, Mann, K. Rae
Half forwards; Boden, Shields, Davies
Forwards; Henderson, Baird, Garrick
Followers; Hollingshead*, Harland
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Carmody, O'Brien, Durkin, Hoarey
Carlton lost; 7.11.53 - 15.27.117
Goals; Baird 2, Mann 2, unknown
Best; Mann, Sanger, Fox, Bignell, White, O'Brien
.*Hollingshead played in the seniors. McInnes promoted to seniors as 19th man.
Played 9, Won 4, Lost 5, For 818, Against 919, 89.00%, Points 16

June 24 Round 10
Carlton played St. Kilda at Princes Park
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones*, O'Brien
Half backs; Sanger, Fox, Cameron
Centres; White, Rae, Watkins
Half forwards; Bavin, Mann, Shields
Forwards; Davies, Baird, McInnes
Followers; Edward Rippon, Ross
Rover; Garrick
Emergencies; McGregor, Sneddon, Vaughan, Morgan
Carlton won; 15.21.111 - 13.20.98
Goals; Davies 4, Bavin 3, Ross 2, Baird 2, Garrick 2, Edward Rippon, Morgan
Best; Bavin, Fox, White, Davies
.* Jim Jones made his senior debut this week, same player?
Played 120, Won 5, Lost 5, For 929, Against 1017, 91.34%, Points 20

July 01 Round 11
Carlton played Fitzroy at Brunswick Street.
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, McElroy
Half backs; Sanger, Cameron, McInnes
Centres; White, Rea, Askew
Half forwards; Mann, Morgan, Shields
Forwards; Bavin, Baird, Davies
Followers; Edward Rippon, Ross
Rover; Garrick
Emergencies; McIntosh, Watkins, McGregor, Greely, O'Brien
Carlton won;
Carl: 4.2 5.6 - - 11.16.82
Fitz: 1.1 1.8 -- 2.14.26
Goals; Baird 5, Garrick 3, McElroy 2, Mann
Best; Edward Rippon, McElroy, Garrick, Davies, Baird, Greely
Carlton eighth
Played 11, Won 6, Lost 5, For 1011, Against 1043, 96.93%, Points 24
Second and Third Eighteen players were invited to a pie night in the pavilion on Monday night.

July 08 Round 12
Carlton played South Melbourne at Princes Park
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Ross
Half backs; Cameron, Sanger, McInnes
Centres; White, Rea, Greely
Half forwards; Bavin, Mann, Shields
Forwards; Price, Baird, Davies
Followers; Edward Rippon, McElroy
Rover; Garrick
Emergencies; McIntosh, Morgan, O'Brien, Synott
Carlton won;
Carl: 1.3 7.10 10.14 14.19.103
South: 1.2 2.3 4.7 6.9.45
Goals; Price 3, McElroy 2, Davies 2, Garrick 2, Bavin, Shields, Mann, Rae, Baird
Best; Edward Rippon, Rae, McElroy, Bignell
Played 12, Won 7, Lost 5, For 1114, Against 1089, 102.29%, Points 28

July 15 Round 13
Carlton played Geelong at Geelong
The team met at Spencer Street station at noon.
Backs; Bignell, Bavin, Yates
Half backs; O'Brien, Sanger, Cameron
Centres; White, Rae, Greely
Half forwards; Garrick, Mann, Shields
Forwards; Henderson, Baird, Davies
Followers; McElroy, Edward Rippon
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Synnott, McIntosh, Carmody, Denmead
Carlton lost; 7.12.54 - 15.15.105
Goals; Shields 5, Price, Davies
Best; Garrick, Bignell, Rae, Henderson, Shields, Bavin
Mann was injured (hemorrhage of the lung) in a clash during the second quarter. He didn't return after half time and was taken to the Melbourne Hospital after the game.
Carlton seventh
Played 13, Won 7, Lost 6, For 1168, Against 1194, 97.82%, 28 points.

July 22 Round 14
Carlton played North Melbourne at Princes Park
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Bavin
Half backs; O'Brien, McInness or Yates, Henderson
Centres; Murray, Rae, White
Half forwards; Greely, Baird, Garrick
Forwards; McIntosh, Shields, Davies
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Denmeade, Irwin, Morgan, Carmody
Carlton lost; 11.12.78 - 13.14.92
Goals; Shields 4, Davies 2, Cameron, McIntosh, Morgan, Baird, Garrick
Best; Rae, Murray, Yates, Cameron
Carlton eighth
Played 14, Won 7, Lost 7, For 1246, Against 1286, 96.89%, Points 28

July 29
Only one Second Eighteen match this week Geelong vs Essendon

August 05 Round 15
Carlton played Footscray at Footscray
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Yates, Ken Collicoat
Half backs; McInnes, Jones, Greely
Centres; Irwin, Mann, Murray
Half forwards; Skinner*, Bavin, Davies
Forwards; Harland, Baird, Garrick
Followers; Savage, Cameron
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Hill, Morgan, Hoarey, Henderson, O'Brien
Carlton lost; 5.8.38 - 13.23.101
Goals; Hill 3, Price, Garrick
Best; Collicoat, Bavin, Price, Jones, Savage
.*Skinner played in the seniors.
Carlton eighth
Played 15, Won 7, Lost 8, For 1284, Against 1387, 92.6%, Points 28

August 12 Round 16
Carlton played Hawthorn at Glenferrie
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Savage, Yates
Half backs; Sanger, Jones, McInnes
Centres; Parker, Skinner, Garrick
Half forwards; Bavin, Mann Cameron
Forwards; Harland, Fox, Davies
Followers; Edward Rippon, McElroy
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Ross, Greely, Irwin, White
Carlton won; 12.15.87 - 8.14.62
Goals; Mann 5, Davies 3, Bavin 2, McElroy, Parker
Best; Skinner, Davies, Mann, McElroy, Sanger, Edward Rippon
Carlton eighth
Played 16, Won 8, Lost 8, For 1371, Against 1449, 94.61%, Points 32

August 19 Round 17
Carlton played Richmond at Princes Park
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Yates
Half backs; Sangar, McInnes, Ken Collicoat
Centres; Parker, Rae, Garrick
Half forwards; Savage, Mann, Cameron
Forwards; Henderson, Baird, Davies
Followers; McElroy, Edward Rippon
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Fox, Greely, Harland, Ross, Hill, O'Brien
Carlton lost; 6.12.48 - 7.12.54
Goals; Mann 2, Rae, Price, Savage, Davies
Best; McElroy, Jones, Sanger, Mann
Carlton eighth
Played 17, Won 8, Lost 9, For 1419, Against 1503, 94.41%, Points 32

August 26 Round 18*
Carlton to play Essendon at Essendon
Carlton team;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Yates
Half backs; Sanger, Fox, Cameron
Centres;Parker, Rae, Garrick
Half forwards; Baviin, Mann, Savage
Forwards; Harland, Shields, Davies
Followers; McElroy, Litton/ Edward Rippon?
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Irwin, Hill, Ross, Greely
.*All V.F.L. and V.F.A. matches postponed due to waterlogged grounds.

September 02 Round 18 Final Round
Carlton played Essendon at Essendon
Possible Carlton team as in Friday's Argus;
Backs; Bignell, Jones, Yates
Half backs; Sanger, Fox, Cameron
Centres; Parker, Rae, Garrick
Half forwards; Savage, Mann, Bavin
Forwards; Davies, Shields, Harland
Followers; McElroy, Edward Rippon
Rover; Price
Emergencies; Irwin, Hill, Ross, Greely
Carlton lost; 52 - 124
Actual scores, goal scorers and better players unknown
Carlton eighth
Played 18, Won 8, Lost 10, For 1471, Against 1627, 90.41%, Points 32


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