122_207 - Combined Ballarat Team 1944

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/207

Team: Combined Ballarat Team
Back Row: L.Henderson, I.McLachlan, R.Schnickerling, B.Reynolds, L.Taylor, G.Miller, A.Davis, F.Jelbart
Middle Row: F.Davies, B.Kierce, M.Jess, J.Finn (Capt), R.Philips, L.Dunstan, J.Pyke
Front Row: M.Fishwick, G.Leigh, S.Litchfield

Identifications thanks to : Stanley 'Digger' Roberts (North Ballarat F.C.)

Location: Eastern Oval (Ballarat)
Date: 1944

Original Comment

This photo was taken at Ballarat’s Eastern Oval. Appears to be the same (or a similar) group as the team shown in 122_051 - Probably Services team at Ballarat in Mixed Styles The players are wearing the same two jumpers, five of them appear to have Collingwood-type jumpers and thirteen have very wide stripes. At least one of the players is sporting a different jumper to the one worn in 122_051 - Probably Services team at Ballarat in Mixed Styles. To add to the strangeness, the players are wearing different socks. No players recognised. Probably a Ballarat team, and very probably a Services team from the 1942-43 era. Military uniforms are conspicuous in the crowd.

Players wearing two different styles of guernseys with vertical stripes. Grandstand full.


There was a 1944 game against the RAAF at Eastern Oval and this team is from this match. There is another Boyles photo of a RAAF team at the Ballarat Eastern Oval and that photo has the same spectators behind the players dressed in the same clothes. See 122_245 - RAAF Services team at Ballarat 1944


Local R.A.A.F. Beat Ballarat R.A.A.F. at Football. (1944, October 7). Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved August 12, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article78192807

Further Notes

A combined Ballarat team played against Melbourne Football Club on the City Oval in 1944 where Fred Fanning kicked 18 goals against the rusty Ballarat combination.

1944 Combined Ballarat v Melbourne (VFL) at City Oval
FANNING KICKS 18 GOALS. (1944, June 13). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 13. Retrieved August 12, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11817336

Argus 8-Jun-1944 p9
Argus 8-Jun-1944 p9

Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

See also 122_051 - Probably Services team at Ballarat in Mixed Styles

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