ALL BLACKS SENIOR TEAM
Back Row: A. Sham brook, F. Miller, L. Milton, K. Gartrell, G.
Della-Bosco, W. Hole, Ion Mann, M. Tyrell. Front Row: N. Martin, N.
Price, G. Hartnett, J. Gilligan (Masseur), K. Sheldrick (Capt.), Joe
P. Jones, G. Sills, H. Martin.
Absent: B. Keogh, Herb Martin (Secretary).
would be out on the side lines and enthusiasts from Townsville and
other places would make the trip to see these wonderful games. Some of
the outstanding players would be Schatzel, full-back; Crocker,
five-eighth; Simpson, half-back; Ken Millet, Frank Millet and Jayasurie
on the wing for Thornburgh. All Souls' strong players were
Rancloud, Nakersheba, "Bluey" White and big Jack Harrison on the wing.
It would be nothing to see Jack tearing along the sideline carrying at
least three or four of his opponents with him. The stars of Carmel team
would be Milner, Gorris and Arriotti. The play in these matches would
see-saw up and down the field. Forward rushes, wonderful back line
movements, and if an opening was there, it was usually taken advantage
of. These combinations were really something to see, the ball was
thrown about and always someone there to take it. Although the
High School did not compete in the open grade they did produce a
half-back of outstanding quality in young
Billy Walker. He eventually went south and then to New Zealand, being
often written up for a good solid game and fine work as half-back.
"HASBEENS" versus "HADDITS"
During the 1949 football season, a benefit round was arranged by the
Charters Towers Rugby League in aid of the
C.T. Ambulance Brigade.
Two teams quite appropriately named as the "Hadits" and "Hasbeens" took
the field and played twenty minutes each way.
The play was fast and furious for the first ten seconds, but the
Referee, Mr. Les. Lingard, kept the game under strict control and many
and amusing were the movements that did not bear fruit. The game ended
in a draw, and will be long remembered by the football fans of the