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WAL LOCK WILL NOT
Melbourne loses star
By PERCY TAYLOR
WAL. LOCK, who has given great ser-
vice to Melbourne as full back and half back, will not play football again.
Lock has had a knee injury for some time. It caused him so much worry last season that he could play only four games, and now he finds that it is not likely to respond to treatment.
Lock came from Maryborough in 1936 and played in 138 games with Melbourne. He had superb dash and judgment and was a splendid kick on the run.
For several years Melbourne has been seeking a rover to as- sist Alby Rodda, and at the club's practice match at Old Scotch ground on Saturday four promising boys were found. They were Bill Jones, of Phil- lip Island; Dave Bedford, of Old Melburnians; Brian Ellis, from the thirds; and Kevin Wood, from Parkdale.
In the same game Ken McKaige, a full back from Old Melburnians, and Ken Rolla- son, who came from the same team last year, impressed as de-
Jack Hiscock, Sandringham full forward, was slightly out of touch after having had only one night of training, but he improved as the game proceeded and showed enough to convince officials that he would be a splendid wing half-forward. He led out well and frequently "lost" his opponent.
Other men to show out were Kennedy, a half-back flanker from Bairnsdale, who is short, but is the nuggety type who could easily develop into a good player; Steinthal, a back pocket from the seconds; McGivern, a centre half-forward; and Max