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Carlton lost to Melbourne by 20 points at the MCG. Bruce Comben one of five debutantes for the Blues.

Round 1, 1950

Carlton 2.5 17 5.5 35 8.9 57 10.11 71
Melbourne 4.1 25 7.11 53 9.12 66 13.13 91
Venue: MCG Date: Saturday April 22, 1950
Result: Lose by 20 points Umpire: Merrington Crowd: 33,077
Goalkickers: K.Baxter 3, G.Brokenshire 2, H.Casper 1, F.Davies 1, V.English 1, M.Howell 1, J.Mills 1.
Reports: Nil Injuries: G.Brockenshire (bruised thigh) replaced by B.Comben during second quarter.












Game Review

Carlton lost their opening round match against the Demons by 20 points, but welcomed a number of bright and promising new faces to the great Carlton guernsey. Some, in particular, would go on to record magnificent careers for the Navy Blues, including Vin English and Bruce Comben.

Team


B: 33 Ritchie Green 27 Ollie Grieve 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 25 Jim Baird 23 Bert Deacon (acting vc) 26 Jim Clark
C: 8 Arthur Hodgson 10 Fred Stafford 35 Jack Conley
HF: 1 Ken Hands (acting capt.) 21 Ken Baxter 20 Ray Garby
F: 28 Fred Davies 31 Geoff Brokenshire 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 13 Jack Howell 14 Vin English 30 Max Howell
Res: 36 Kevin Hart 15 Bruce Comben
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

Debut: Jack Mills, Kevin Hart, Vin English, Bruce Comben, Harry Caspar
Interesting Fact: This was the first of 242 games played by Carlton without playing in a Grand Final, a record for the Club that stood until the 21st century...

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Image; Age April 24 1950
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Bill Courts 11 y.o. Carlton barracker - Argus April 24 p1


1950 | Round 2

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