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Haydn William Bunton, one of the most polished players of the Australian Rules game of all time, is being sued by his wife, Mrs. Lylia Frances Bunton, for divorce on the grounds of his mis« conduct with an AWAS. Papers have been taken out by her lawyer, Mr. John Dunphy (of Messrs Dwver. Durack and Dunphy), and the case will probably be heard in next

month's list, which promises to be unusually 'spectacular' even for recent years. Allegations made against Bunton in the citation are that on July 9th this year he committed misconduct with Doreen May Scott, an AWAS, at Adelaide Oval, South Aus tralia. He has been served with the necessary papers in the South Australian capital. Haydn Bunton first came to Perth in 1938 as captain-coach of Subiaco, was also appointed manager of a local cinema. Later he was associated with both the motor trade and insurance. He left Perth some 3 months ago and whs cleared by Subiaco in order to play for Port Adelaide, for whom he is now a leading footballer. He is in his early thirties. He first came into prominence in Victoria where for some years he dominated the League competition, was 3 times winner1 of the coveted Brownlow Medal, the highest honor Victoria can bestow on a player. & TT ? . _ ? ; ? ? -_. e _ . ci _ . 1 * — ? £-.»*

ize was a coubjucuous success for oumaco, ii« whom he played continuously from 1938 to 1941. Sandover Medal Record . In 3 of his 4 seasons in the West, he won the San dover Aledal (the equivalent of tho Brownlow), the only man cvei to 'win it 3 times. Well-built, good looking, Haydn Bunton was socially

extremely popular. Mrs. Bunton did not accompany him to Adelaide, lives in Floreat Park. Bunton has a period with wh'ch to indicate his intention to contest the allegations against him.

Haydn William Bunton, debon air in perfect fitting dinner jacket, whose wife, Mrs. Lylia Frances Bunton is suing h I m for di vorce, ;% alleging his tpiseonduct with an AWAS in Adelaide.

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