1876 Chronology

1876 Chronology

Captain: Arthur Jerrems
Vice Captain: Jno. Moad
Leading Goal Kicker: Jim Moad (3)
Membership: 75

May __
Richmond forms a second twenty.

May 20
Richmond plays its first practice match of the year at Richmond Paddock. It is styled the first 20 against the next 25.

May 27
Richmond 2nds 2
Richmond Standard 0
Goals: E. Drake, S. Smith
Richmond Paddock
Richmond first’s game against Melbourne City at Albert Park does not take place because City’s secretary had arranged two matches for this day.
Richmond’s second twenty plays its first game and defeats Richmond Standard two goals to nil. Standard will claim to have played with 17 men but Richmond will assert that Standard played with a full team. It seems that a number of Richmond’s first twenty players appeared for their second twenty this day. Richmond Standard claimed it was a “mixed” team.

May 29
A meeting of clubs decides that Richmond’s second twenty can not be formally admitted into this season’s matches because the schedule had already been fixed.

June 3
Richmond 0
St. Kilda

Richmond 2nds 0
Williamstown 0
Williamstown are discovered to be illegally fielding 23 players against Richmond’s second twenty. A goal Williamstown had scored after five minutes play is disqualified and the game ends in a draw.

June 10
East Melbourne ???
Richmond ???
Goals: ???
Royal Park

Richmond 2nds 0
Imperial 1
Richmond players are instructed through The Daily Telegraph to “meet at Post Office” at 2.15pm for their match against East Melbourne at Royal Park.

June 17
Richmond 2 2
Vic. Railways 0 0
Goals: Jim Moad, R. Ross
Richmond Paddock

Richmond 2nds
Albion Union
King Mitchell umpire’s the Richmond’s match against Victorian Railways.

June 24
Richmond (19) 2
Goals: Abbott, Howison (Harrison?)
Richmond Paddock
Richmond defeats the senior club Carlton Imperial by two goals to nil.

July 1
Brunswick ????
Richmond ????
Goals: ????, ????

July 8
Richmond’s scheduled match against the senior club Albert Park at Albert Park is not played. Albert Park plays Barwon instead.

July 15
Vic. Railways 0 0
Richmond 1 4
Goals: Jim Moad (2), Johnson, __ Ross

Richmond 2nds ??
Northcote ??
Richmond’s firsts defeats Victorian Railways by four goals to nil at Jolimont (Railway’s home ground).
Jim Moad kicks two of Richmond’s goals. (some sources claim Vic Railways kicked 1 goal)

July 22
Game v St Kilda at Rich Paddock not played.

Richmond 2nds 0
Richmond Standard 1

July 29
Richmond 0
Albert Park

Brunswick 2nds ??
Richmond 2nds ??
Albert Park, a senior club, defeats Richmond’s first’s seven goals to nil. It is the highest score ever kicked against Richmond and it is its heaviest defeat.

Aug. 5
Richmond 2nds 0
Collingwood 2

Aug. 12
Richmond 2
Vic. Railways 0
Goals: Abbot, Sibley (Daily T - Abbot kicked both goals?)
Richmond Paddock

Richmond 2nds 1
Sands & McDougall 0

Aug. 19
West Melbourne 4
Richmond 0
Royal Park
West Melbourne defeats Richmond’s firsts by four goals to nil in Royal Park.

Aug. 26
Richmond is scheduled to meet Melbourne City at Albert Park.
Sands & McDougall 0
Richmond 2nds 1
Richmond’s second twenty players are instructed through The Daily Telegraph to “meet at Fish Market” at 2.15pm sharp for their match against Sands & McDougall at Albert Park.

Sept. 2
Richmond is scheduled to meet the senior club Albert Park at Richmond Paddock (Yarra Park). (the game is probably not played)
It seems that a number of Richmond players bolstered Warwick’s team against Victoria United in Richmond Paddock. Warwick also included players from Carlton Imperial and East Melbourne apparently. The mixed team wins five goals to three.

Sept. 16
Richmond is scheduled to meet West Melbourne at Richmond Paddock (Yarra Park).

Club Office Bearers 1876
Secretary Jas. McCutchan
2nds Secretary Ben Marsh
Captain Arthur Jerrems
Vice Captain Jno. Moad