1906 Chronology

1906 Chronology

Position: Third
Won 14, Lost 5, For 1176, Against 743.
Captains: Arthur Cleghorn, Alec. Edmond
Vice Captain: Jack Geggie
Leading Goal Kicker: Jack Hutchinson (55) (VFA LGK)
Revenue: L551 8s. 2d. Credit Balance: L69 6s. 5d.
Membership: 820 (approx.)

Umpires: The VFA uses boundary umpires for all games.

Tue. 16
The Melbourne Cricket Club decides to present free the Smokers’ Pavilion to the Richmond Cricket Club. Erected at Richmond in time for the football season it became known as the Ladies’ Pavilion.
_ George Peckham-Beachcroft is injured in a Gembrook railway accident.

Fri. 23
Andrew Manzie is unanimously elected Richmond secretary after George Peckham-Beachcroft resigns due to ill health.

_ Beverley decides to change its colours from red and blue to yellow and black.

Sat 7
Richmond vs Melbourne at Richmond Cricket Ground.
MCC Members admitted to the reserve upon showing their ticket

Tue. 23
At the RCG Richmond defeats a League team for the first time. It is Richmond’s first ever win over Geelong.

Sat. 5
Richmond’s 20-12 (132) against Prahran at Toorak Park is a new club record.
Jack Hutchinson’s seven goals betters his club record of six. Dick Knell kicks six this day.

Friday 11
Richmond donated a guinea towards the injured junior player Shannon (of which team), who met with an accident while playing against Richmond on April 14.

Sat. 19
The 1905 premiership flag is raised at the RCG by the president of the VFA, J. G. Aikman.

Sat. 26
Richmond 4-11 (35) defeats Port Melbourne 1-4 (10) at Port in Richmond’s 400th premiership game.
Richmond players are pelted with stones following their win at Port Melbourne.

Sat. 2
Richmond is defeated by Williamstown on the RCG. Richmond was unbeaten at home of from May 3, 1902, a total of 36 games (incl. the draw with Footscray in 1904). The loss also ends Richmond’s fourteen game winning streak.

Mon. 4
Richmond hosts South Adelaide before a crowd of 5,000. Richmond wins 3-20 (38) to 3-11 (29).
Alec. Edmonds returns to the Richmond captaincy.
Photos of the game appear in Punch.

Sat. 23
Jack Geggie and Ernie Ruddock represent the VFA against South Australia in Adelaide.

Sat. 28
The RCG is one of the few grounds not to have a fence leading from the dressing rooms to the ground. As Port Melbourne players return to their room after losing a game at Richmond they are assaulted by spectators. Richmond’s secretary, Andrew Manzie will enter Port’s room and advise the players to exit the back way on account of the Richmond mob awaiting them. Two Port players will be hospitalised after being struck by pieces of road metal whilst journeying home.

Sat. 11
Jack Geggie captains the VFA against South Australia on the East Melbourne Cricket Ground. Jack Hutchinson also represents the VFA kicking two goals. Players from Richmond's team meet Secretary Manzie at the grandstand entrance at 3 o'clock, prior to viewing the match.

Sat. 18
Richmond 51 def Nth Melb 41
Richmond's sixth goal was as a result of a Heaney mark that saw him "spring so high that he appeared to go right over the heads of the other players". Hutchinson hits the post once.
The Richmond player Ernie Ruddock returns to Frankston after the game and finds that his horse and buggy were set loose. Ernie and a friend decide to walk the last nineteen miles home but he finds his neddy seven miles into the journey.
George Beachcroft watches on, still recovering from an operation as a result of the Gembrook Railway crash

Sat. 25 Premiership rival West Melbourne defeats Richmond in a rough match at North Melbourne.
Hutchinson has only two decent chances of scoring in the whole game - he hits the post on one occassion.
Frank Tudor watches the match

Wed. 29
Bill Lan Franchi and Herbert Hill represent the VFA against the Bendigo and Northern District Association.

Saturday 1
Richmond def Essendon VFA
Jack Hutchinson kicks 5 goals, hits the post twice, and "added several behinds"
Sat. 8
Richmond kicks seven goals in the second quarter at Richmond on their way to victory over Preston.
At half time , both teams get their photo taken. The half time interval stretches to 24 minutes.

Unknown date
_ Beverley finishes last.

Fri 21
“Kickero” for The Herald reports that Richmond has been training on the East Melbourne Cricket Ground because the RCG is being top-dressed.
Sat. 22 Although Richmond finished the regular season in second position and was a premiership favourite, Footscray defeats Richmond in a semi final before 12,000 spectators.

Thr. 27
Richmond holds a grand athletic display of boxing and wrestling in the Richmond Town Hall.