Richmond Senior Team 1940 (PR01-07)

Private Collection 001


Team: Richmond (VFL)
Location: Punt Road Oval, East Melbourne
Date: 1940

Back Row: Jack Scott, Ray Steele, Charlie Priestley, Jack Crane, Probably Joe Reilly, Jack Cotter, Ian Hull, George Smeaton
Middle Row: Jack Titus, Kevin O'Neill, Jack Dyer, Percy Bentley, Alan McDonald, Dick Harris, Ray Martin
Front Row: Bert Edwards, Laird Smith, Leo Merrett


Further Work Needed

Merrett and Steele played only one Home and Away game together all season, Therefore this is probably that match.

Round: 6 Venue: Punt Rd Date: Sat, 01-Jun-1940
Richmond 17 10 (112)
St Kilda 11 10 (76)

Richmond had a 22 point lead after the first quarter. The lead was expanded each quarter for a final 36 point victory.

Richmond ended the Home and Away Season in second place on the ladder behind Melbourne. A tight Semi-Final saw Richmond defeat Melbourne by six points putting Richmond directly into the Grand Final. Melbourne then defeated Essendon by five points in a very tight game to win the preliminary final and then Norm Smith kicked seven goals in Melbourne's 39 point Grand Final Victory.

18 players, black shorts.

Identification of missing players - James Taylor

Inital identification work led to the identification of all but three players from the photo. The player list from the match identified the names of those players, but not who was who.

Alan McDonald identified in Richmond Senior Team 1941 (SLV 122_107) by James Taylor and also matched to this photo.

Jack Scott identified by James Taylor from an image in 'Tigers of Old'. Jack Scott is back row, far left in this photo.
Jack Scott - Source: Tigers of Old
Jack Scott - Source: Tigers of Old

Joe Reilly was the third player from the match that was unidentified. In our initial run, a player was missed in the back row. But this was incorrect and Joe Reilly must be that player.

Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

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