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MELBOURNE PLAYER SOUGHT
Permission to interview Kramer has been refused by Melbourne to Cam- berwell and South Melbourne. Kramer was best for the seoonds last Saturday. Mitchell (6 goals). New, and Rowe (first game) were others to do well in that game.
Dyer gave himself a spell at Rich- mond last night and Bawden (who is fit again) took charge, giving the players much fast work. Most im- pressive were Mooney, Broadstock, Perkins, Waldron, and Maguire. Mur- ray, Merrett, and Edwards were rested. Eric Zschech played well for the seconds, as did Barry, whose leg has recovered. Norm Dhene, half-back flanker, who played in Stony Creek's premiership side last week; Bill Jenkins, of North Kew; and Ted Harris (RAAF), were new boys to impress last night.
Crane, who left the field just be- fore the finish last Saturday, did not train at North last night, but will be fit. Condon is also well again. No changes are likely this week, although Harry Gaw (full-forward) and Ben- nett must soon be promoted,
Bonan and Barwick are ill, and could not train at Hawthorn. A re- port from the fire brigade doctor is awaited. Blackman, on duty, was also absent. Spear, Phil Ryan, and Pearson were best for the seconds. A likely looking back player to ap- pear last night was Bill Young, 6ft, l8 years, from Mitcham.
NEW MEN AT ST KILDA
Of St Kilda's injured players Bat- tling and Morcom will be tested to- morrow, but others are still unfit. Geddes, Bray, Gray, and Roy Wood (Melbourne rover) shone at train- ing. In addition to Wood, other new players to be signed up were Alex Pender- (Navy), who played earlier in the season with Newtown (NSW), and Colin Brede, a Claremont half forward, cleared by Melbourne.
No injuries were reported from Carlton. Hines, who could not play this week, trained last night and pulled up well. Deacon, on RAAF leave, is in the country, but will re- turn for Saturday. Price. McLean, and Collins were all working, and Savage was rested. "Wal Alexander is training as well as anyone, and it is believed that when he gets his chance he will be a senior player for a long time. Jim Jones (on leave) and Lance Régnier (now discharged from Army) were welcome visitors.
Bert Clay expected to be fit to play with Fitzroy again this week, but Crouch will be out for a week. Dal-
again, and should play this week, and Mick H u g h s o n shaped so well that he may also be chosen. Sier and Hos- kins, short of a gallop last week, trained well. N eil Harvey, the pennant cric- keter, atten- ded with his team mate,
Shillinglaw, one of the best players in the seconds, and looked a player.
Footscray are not happy about the team, feeling that some good young players in the seconds must be-in- cluded. This does not prevent offi- cials from being confident of down- ing the leaders this week. Joe Ryan has recovered. Miller, C. Sutton, Witney, and Dudley were among those who starred with the seconds and who must be considered this week.
The work of Ralph, the South Aus- tralian half-back, who appeared for the first time at Essendon last night, was watched with interest. He looks a good type. Lambert will miss three games, and Shaw is still not fit. Equid kicked six goals with the sec- onds in good style.
Richmond received last night the resignations of Jack Titus and Dick Harris from the committee. Messrs J. J. Smith, former secretary, and C. Callender, property steward for 25 years, were appointed to the vacan-
A team representing Canberra schools will play a combined Col- lingwood schools' team as a curtain raiser to the match at Collingwood on Saturday.
Mr Ivo Gibson began duties as Gee- long honorary secretary yesterday. The club's office in Malop st will be open daily, and it is requested that all correspondence be addressed there. Last night all local players put in some vigorous training work, before a heavy shower at 6pm sent them to shelter. Leslie showed ne effects of the knock he received on Saturday.