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TWO GAME STARS OF OTHER DAYS
Cricketer-Footballers SONG ABOUT GIFFEN
~M'O olty in Australia has produced ' . so many champions at both cricket and football as Adelaide. . Whereas other capitals have had an occasional
auai siar, tne city oy me i orrens seems to have an unending supply. ' The name of George Giffen comes first to mind in ? a review of past champions. He was- one of the stalwarts of Norwood in the '80's, and a capital kick; indeed, the old football club spng included a couple of lines setting out his prowess. - A club mate was Harry. Blin,man, who also made his mark as. a batsman and mid-off fields man. ? Giffen played cricket for Norwood for many _ years; -but following a misunder standing over a run-out decision - with W. J. Honth', transferred to Adelaide. Later we come to the one and only Joe Travers. ? A ? left-foot ? kick, he was one of a particularly staunch back line for the red-legs, and even now is remembered for. his slow bowling. - ' WORE CRICKET HAT AT FOOTBALL .Joe Darling was another Norwood defen der in the early '00's— and usually wore a cricket hat. . Ho and -Clem Hill were associated in many fine' doings in cricket, but were rivals at football, and Clem and Frank were a nippy pair for Soutli, and the cricketing comrades often. ha( spirited tussles. ? ? ? ? .* Incidentally . Clem and Frank were largely responsible for what is regarded as the greatest- win Prince's ever gained over Saint's iri the- college match.
Saint's led 5— 1 at the last change, and for part of the final term seemed to have a lien on the game. However, Prince's found a new lino of attack, and. with .the Hill brothers in e^ery moment of it, pro duced, a run that was irresistible. They added five goals in the last 15 minutes— nn unprecedented awing in. those days — and gained a ? wonderful victory. South Adelaide also possessed a fine dual pair in J. C. Beedraan and E. Jones, teedman ? was one of the most astute eaders in football, while his . all round orm entitled him to a trip home, which ie never secured; Jones was a dashing back with South, and the fastest bowler ever known, as well as an alerf fieldsman. JVicketkeeper Jack McKerizie came from the Port, and was as well known for his lecuhar leg flick when batting as for the ceenness of his 'keeping. And couldn't he kick, a football! . One -of. the' very old brigade deserving pt. mention is Alf. ('Topsy') Waldron— leader of the Norwoods in their heyday, rind a iiaef nl cricketer, who died yester day. He came from 'Melbourne. Albert Green (author, of tho famous tnle«ram to 'Ranji') and Percy Stuarfc wore, another fine pair to represent the State at both eames, n'nd others to come o mind are Ernie' Peters, P, M. New and and H. P. ('Mother') Kirkwood. Kewlnrtd. was one of the fleetest of foot niilleri', and one who ts-hb never done; he ;«'-.(. wont honieas second wicket keeper with an Australian eleveti.
FOOTBALLER, BATSMAN, BOWLER , Jf'^vood could ?? kick goals in great stvie; -was an able batsman, and ngood JOR-break bowler. Transfer to the country prevented his full develonment. I/. B. (Hoy) and Solly Hill, younger members of the illustrious family, were another pair who did well and take us to the present .generation in which the average has been well maintained, with Vic. llichardson an outstanding example. A. J. Roberts may be regarded as the t*/™ foPt,VaLler-tenniR players, while A. J.' (Charcoal) Grayson and J- H. Gosso uave dual representation in football and rowing. Grayson was' one of the finest ull backs Adelaide has ever . produced. e was with. Nonvood, for . .which' club Gosse followed tirelessly. '