Carlton defeated North Melbourne by 64 points at Princes Park.

Round 10, 1951

Nth Melbourne1.282.5173.9275.1040
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 30, 1951
Result: Win by 64 pointsUmpire: McMurrayCrowd: 22,000
Goalkickers: K.Warburton 5, F.Davies 4, J.Mills 3, K.Hands 1, L.Kerr 1.
Reports: Injuries: E.Henfry (torn thigh muscle) replaced by D.Calder in first quarter. Comben (cramp) replaced by H.Dunn jnr. in last quarter. F.Stafford (heel)

Game Review

On paper, this game between the eighth and ninth-placed clubs had little to recommend it, apart from the fact that it was to be played in the leafy surrounds of Princes Park, and not in the murky shadow of the gasometer at Arden St.

The Blues lost three of the clubs’ best defenders; Bert Deacon, Jim Clark and Doug Guy prior to selection night, but it made scarcely any difference. A re-organised back six - with ‘Bones’ Baird and Ollie Grieve in the key positions – strangled the Northerners from the opening bounce. They kicked just five goals (and 40 points) for the game, and were thrashed by 64 points in Carlton’s best effort since the victory over Fitzroy in round 5.

Keith Warburton and Fred Davies were stars up forward for the Blues throughout, and finished with 8 goals between them. Lively rover Jack Mills continued his good form and added another three.

This big win maintained eighth spot on the ladder for Carlton, and lifted our percentage to 117.72 – the best outside of the top four.


B: 35 Jack Conley 27 Ollie Grieve 24 Harry Caspar
HB: 16 John Brown 25 Jim Baird 32 Harry Dern
C: 11 Laurie Kerr 6 Ern Henfry (c) 12 Doug Williams
HF: 34 Bernie Baxter 3 Harry Sullivan 10 Fred Stafford
F: 1 Ken Hands (vc) 7 Keith Warburton 9 Jack Mills
Ruck: 28 Fred Davies 14 Vin English 15 Bruce Comben
Res: 19 Don Calder 22 Harvey Dunn jnr
Coach: Percy Bentley

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IN: H.Dern, D.Calder, H.Dunn
OUT: B.Deacon, J.Clark, D.Guy

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