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1961 Night Series

1961 Night Series First Round

Carlton 3.2 20 5.6 35 9.9 63 12.12 84
Richmond 1.3 9 1.4 10 4.5 29 5.8 38
Venue: Lake Oval, Albert Park (Night) Date: Tuesday September 12, 1961
Result: Won by 46 points Umpire: R. Nunn Crowd: 23,468
Goalkickers: Tom Carroll 6, Cross 2, Brereton 1, Collis 1, Heathcote 1 & Williams 1.
Best: Tom Carroll, Buckley, Cox, Kick, Silvagni, & Varlamos.









Game Review

Carlton scored their highest ‘Night’ game winning margin when they won by 46 points and it was their third consecutive time that they had played Richmond in the opening round of the ‘Night’ Series and their fourth meeting against Richmond, with Carlton winning three of these games.

Tom Carroll scored 6 goals in this match and this was the most goals scored by Carlton player in a ‘Night’ match.

Team 1961 'Night' Series First Round

B: 4 Brian Buckley 25 George Ferry 10 John James
HB: 14 Bob Crowe 20 Wes Lofts 32 Vasil Varlamos
C: 37 John Heathcote 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick
HF: 28 Graham Gilchrist 17 Gordon Collis 19 Ian Collins
F: 23 Martin Cross 22 Tom Carroll 31 John Williams
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 7 Bruce Williams 42 Jim Carroll
Coach: Ken Hands



1961 Night Series Semi Final

Carlton 2.4 16 5.8 38 9.9 63 10.11 71
Geelong 4.4 28 7.6 48 10.8 68 14.12 96
Venue: Lake Oval, Albert Park (Night) Date: Tuesday September 19, 1961
Result: Lose by 25 points Umpire: R. Nunn Crowd: 27,240
Goalkickers: Tom Carroll 5, Brereton 3, John Nicholls 1 & Silvagni 1.
Best: Tom Carroll , Brereton , John Nicholls, Silvagni, Buckley & Crowe.









Game Review

Geelong in winning by 25 points inflicted on Carlton their highest ‘Night’ game losing margin, the previous highest had been 15 points by South Melbourne in 1957

Tom Carroll with his 5 goals in this match made his total 11 goals for the series and was the most goals scored by Carlton player in a ‘Night’ series, that surpassed Robert Crowe’s 7 goals from his 2 games in 1956.

Murray Kick was suspended for 2 matches for striking Cat John Yeates.

Team 1961 'Night' Series Semi Final

B: 4 Brian Buckley 25 George Ferry 10 John James
HB: 14 Bob Crowe 20 Wes Lofts 32 Vasil Varlamos
C: 37 John Heathcote 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick
HF: 28 Graham Gilchrist 18 Peter Barry 19 Ian Collins
F: 23 Martin Cross 22 Tom Carroll 31 John Williams
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 7 Bruce Williams 42 Jim Carroll
Coach: Ken Hands



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