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Harry Evans

Career: 1899 & 1901
Debut : Round 15, 1899 vs Fitzroy, aged 19 years, 356 days
Carlton Player No. 81
Games : 8
Goals : 2
Last Game: Round 17, 1901 vs South Melbourne, aged 21 years, 354 days
Height: ?
Weight: ?
DOB: 4th September, 1879


Although he was christened Hector William Evans at his birth in 1879, history has recorded him as Harry Evans; the first of two Blues to carry that name. Raised in Shepparton, and recruited by Carlton from Rutherglen, Harry pulled on his boots in eight matches over two interrupted seasons – only to be on the losing side in all of them.

The nearest Harry came to a victory was in his debut match against the reigning Premiers Fitzroy, at Brunswick Street Oval in August, 1899. He did well in the centre that day, while Carlton fell agonisingly short of victory by one point. From then on, it was all downhill for the Blues, as the club endured the least-successful period in our history.

Harry didn’t play at all in 1900, but returned for six more games as a forward the following year. His VFL career concluded with a 13-point loss to South Melbourne at Princes Park in August, 1901.

Evans injured his knee in his second match, Round 16, 1899, this prevented him playing in the last match of 1899.

1906 April 14
Evans formerly with Carlton will join Brighton
(Brighton Southern Cross p2)

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