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 1965 SWDFL SEASON RESULTS 

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PLAYER TRANSFERS

IN: Frank Conlan (Barellan-Binya), Brian Fitzpatrick (Leeton), Brian Hawkins (Whitton), Cliff Hawkins (Wangaratta), John Hudson (Port Adelaide), Kevin Kirkpatrick (Geelong), Bob Munnerley (Leeton), Mick Newman (Wagga Tigers), Allan Norton-Baker (Barossa Valley FL), George Schlitz (Leeton), Claude Smith (Tasmania), Bob Spears and Bill Tyndall (Barellan-Binya), Joe Whyte (Corowa).

OUT: John Bortolazzo (umpiring), Gordon Browne (Yenda), Les Collis and Ray Davies (Darlington Point), Jim Eley, Bob Little (The Rock), Peter Morris (Deniliquin), John Schmetzer (Weethalle), Allan Smith, John Walsh (Weethalle).

KIRKPATRICK APPOINTED AS COACH 
By Jack Luhrs

With the appointment of 21-year-old Geelong rover Kevin Kirkpatrick as coach, the Griffith Australian Rules Football Club has settled into more solid preparations for the 1965 season.
Kirkpatrick was appointed at last Sunday's committee meeting and has since advised Griffith officials he will arrive next Monday.
Kept out of the Geelong team by the brilliance of its regular senior rovers Bill Goggin and Colin Rice, Kirkpatrick has played most of his football in the Geelong reserves and appeared in both of their premiership wins in 1963 and 1964.
However, Geelong coach Bob Davis assured Griffith officials Kirkpatrick could make the senior side of at least six other League Clubs in Melbourne.
Kirkpatrick met the Geelong committee last Tuesday seeking a clearance to Griffith in the light of his coaching appointment.
Knowing he was keen to capitalise on his football ability, apparently Geelong did not stand in his way as Kirkpatrick has telegraphed the Griffith Club naming his arrival date.
Beginning with North Geelong under 15's side in 1958, Kirkpatrick has worked his way through the grades and played several senior games with the 'Cats' last season. 
He played in the 'Cats' under 19's coached by Doug Brown in 1959, 1960, 1961 and after half a season in 1962, Kirkpatrick gained promotion to their reserve grade team.
After half a season in the third 18 again in 1962, Kirkpatrick gained promotion to the second 18 that year.
For the past two seasons he has trained with Geelong's senior players and at 21, comes to Griffith for his first coaching appointment.
With the arrival of second 18 coach Cliff Hawkins at present in charge of training, plus the retention of Len Sexton and Ian Crewes as assistant coaches from last season, the Griffith Club have now finalised their coaching appointments.
Sexton is at present on holidays and Crewes is in Melbourne where he underwent medical treatment for an old finger injury.
Concerning Griffith officials, however, is the poor attendance at training sessions. This aspect appears as a characteristic of all South West Clubs this season and the apparent reason stated is the unduly hot weather conditions.
Club selectors appointed at Monday's general meeting are Jim Eley and Allan Smith as non-playing members, joining the three coaches to complete the selection panel. (The Area News - Friday March 12, 1965)

To the Editor
WANTS AUSSIE RULES NEWS

Sir, we are just members of the forgotten "Dozen" camp in the heart of 5000 acres of Raw Mallee. We have abundant Food, Spares and - -, but we are starving for just one thing. News of what's doing in the Aussie Rules field throughout the South West; and particularly the Griffith Club. 
Our reading material at times gets so low we are reduced to reading the "ads".
We even get enjoyment out of Rugby Facts and Realties and Yenda's Yaps and Yelps. Doesn't anyone take any more High Marks and Fumbles.
Just feed us a few crumbs, take our minds off Pin-up Girls, North Vietnam; and Pat Mackie.
We will surely end up doing something mad such as getting on the Selection Committee and picking ourselves in the team or going Coaching.
On the subject of publicity or the lack of lack of it, some would nearly take a Sherlock Homes plus James Bond to get to the facts.
Was it mentioned at the wind-up meeting of the Club: - Too much publicity; not enough; too embarrassing on coaches; new players etc to live up to past reputations.
On the matter some committeemen plus, past presidents seem to be suffering from loss of memory.
Well, whatever the facts are for us it thanks heaven for the Crystal Ball Scribe.
With only two trains a week the only local papers to be brought over the counter is the "Advocate". So once again we ask feed us a few crumbs on what's doing; or the lack of it.
Finally, if we ever read that a Trial Game is to be played on the beautiful Ex-Servicemen's Oval prior to the commencement of the competition; rain, hail or shine we will be their cheering the Red and Whites on.  P.S.  We would much prefer sitting and cheering from a Grandstand.
For and on behalf of the "DOZER GANG" Harry Kurtzman. (Riverina Advocate - Monday March 29, 1965).

Round 1 - Sunday April 11, 1965 at Leeton Showground                                                   High Marks and Fumbles

Leeton ..... 1.0 .. 1.3 .. 3.4 .. 5.5 (35)

Griffith .... 1.3 .. 2.6 .. 7.9 .. 8.10 (58)

Goals: Leeton: R Elwin 3, B Lang, D Allen

Griffith: J Foley 3, I Crewes 2, C Smith 2, C Hawkins

Best players: Leeton: R Elwin, L Pilkington, A Waters, K McGowan, D Lyons, B Lang
Griffith: S Robins, J Foley, L Sexton, G Schlitz, K Kirkpatrick
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick*, Vince O'Dwyer, Robert Spears; Sid Robins, Bob Carroll, Vic Hathaway; Don Best, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Dennis Dreyer, John Foley, John Kirkwood; George Schlitz*, Ian Crewes, Cliff Hawkins*; Claude Smith*, Kevin Luhrs, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c)*; Mick Bridges, Kevin Phillis
Umpire: Lawson (VFL)
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrool 147 def Grong Grong-Matong 49, Ganmain 80 def Whitton 47, Narrandera 66 def Ardlethan 36, Turvey Park 39 def by Coolamon 59.
Reserves: Leeton 3.14 (32) d Griffith 1.3 (9)
Goals: Ray Smith
Best players: Ray Smith, Ron Dreyer, Robert Munnerley, Barry Noonan, Brian Hawkins, Frank Knox
Thirds: Leeton d Griffith on forfeit

Round 2 - Sunday April 18, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith ........................... 2.2 .. 6.7 .. 8.12 .. 12.13 (85)

Ariah Park-Mirrool .... 3.0 .. 7.4 .. 9.6 .. 10.11 (71)

Goals: Griffith: I Crewes 5, K Kirkpatrick 2, J Foley, R Spears, L Sexton, C Hawkins, R Carroll

AP-M: B Rist 2, P Quade 2, Bernie Bryce 2, B Sculley 2, V Guthrie, R Murray

Best players: Griffith: J Foley, R Spears, A Biron, L Sexton, K Kirkpatrick
AP-M: B Sculley, M Quade, R Lewis, C McKenzie, N Walker
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vince O'Dwyer, Bob Spears; Vic Hathaway, George Schlitz, Sid Robins; Don Best, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Bob Carroll, John Foley, John Kirkwood; Claude Smith, Ian Crewes, Cliff Hawkins; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Kevin Luhrs, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); Ray Smith*
Umpire: Bryant (VFL).  Gate: £153/4/-
Other matches - Ardlethan def by Leeton, Coolamon def by Ganmain, Grong Grong-Matong def by Turvey Park, Whitton def by Narrandera. 
Reserves: Griffith 7.14 (56) d Ariah Park-Mirrool 1.7 (13)
Best players: R Munnerley, J Kupsch, W Tyndall, R Woolnough, R Dreyer, H Moses

Round 3 - Sunday April 25, 1965 at Grong Grong Recreation Ground

Grong Grong-Matong .... 3.4 .. 5.9 .. 6.9 .. 10.13 (73)

Griffith ............................... 2.1 .. 5.3 .. 12.13 .. 16.16 (112)

Goals: GG-M: B Bryon 5, A Jones 2, K Evans, K Coleman, A Rava

Griffith: I Crewes 9, C Hawkins 2, J Foley 2, A Biron, K Luhrs, P Booth

Best players: GG-M: K Coleman, B Bryon, A Jones, P Dunn, P Wines, A Rava
Griffith: R Carroll, R Spears, M Brauman, S Robins, I Crewes, J Foley 
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vince O'Dwyer, Bob Spears; Sid Robins, George Schlitz, Bob Carroll; Don Best, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c), Mick Newman; Dennis Dreyer, John Foley, John Kirkwood; Mal Brauman, Ian Crewes, Bill Tyndall; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Kevin Luhrs, Cliff Hawkins; Peter Booth, Bob Munnerley*
Umpire: J E F Leffanue (VFL)
Other matches - Ardlethan def by Ganmain , Coolamon def by Ariah Park-Mirrool , Narrandera def Leeton , Whitton def Turvey Park .
Reserves: Griffith 8.20 (68) d Grong Grong-Matong 4.6 (30)
Best players: J Whyte, B Savage, B Hawkins, R Smith, J Higgins

Inter League - Monday April 26, 1965 at Narrandera Sportsground

S.W.D.F.L. .... 7.6 .. 11.18 .. 23.23 .. 31.26 (214)

N.S.W. .......... 2.2 .. 5.3 .. 6.3 .. 9.4 (58)

Goals: SWDFL: R Reiher 6, P Weidemann 5, T Carroll 4, B Rist 4, G Sharp 3, B Waters 3, J Gutterson 2, R Tingay 2, D Lyons, R Pieper

NSW: J Kelly 2, W Wallis 2, A Webb 2, R Sharrock, K Little, B Partridge

Best players: SWDFL: G Sharp, W McCaig, R Reiher, B Rist, P Weidemann, N Morrow

NSW: R Sharrock, J Kelly, L Doulis, W Wallis, T Buck, J Coysdale

South Western DFL: Geoff Nye, Max Kruse (capt), Noel Anderson; Vic Hathaway, Will Kember, Bill McCaig; Len Sexton, John O'Connell, Noel Morrow; Barry Rist, Reece Tingay, Peter Weidemann; Geoff Sharp, Tom Carroll (v-c), Ross Reiher; Des Lyons, Barry Conway, Bruce Waters; Ray Pieper, Jim Gutterson

New South Wales: Kevin Little (capt), J Croysdale (v-c), John Kelly, N Ellard, B Partridge, B Ratcliffe, K Taylor, W Wallis, Luke Doulis, P Prosser, Les Davis, J Godwin, G McKenzie, V McCourt, Ray Sharrock, R Elvish, Athol Webb, R Sterling, R Lockett, Tony Buck, Jack Harding

Umpire: Powell (VFL). Gate: £443

Round 4 - Sunday May 2, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith .......... 5.3 .. 7.8 .. 11.20 .. 12.24 (96)

Coolamon .... 4.2 .. 7.7 .. 9.8 .. 12.15 (87)

Goals: Griffith: I Crewes 5, J Foley 2, C Hawkins 2, W Tyndall, G Schlitz, A Biron

Coolamon: F Fitzpatrick 3, P Weidemann 2, R Pieper 2, J Kew 2, G McKelvie, C Moses, G Bradley

Best players: Griffith: J Foley, S Robins, V Hathaway, B Fitzpatrick, K Kirkpatrick, G Schlitz
Coolamon: G Bradley, P Weidemann, C Noack, B Lucas, P Curtis, J Kew
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vince O'Dwyer, Kevin Luhrs; Vic Hathaway, Bob Spears, Sid Robins; Don Best, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Mal Brauman, John Foley, Bill Tyndall; George Schlitz, Ian Crewes, Cliff Hawkins; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Carroll, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); John Kirkwood, Dennis Dreyer
Umpire: Turner (VFL). Gate: £118/2/9
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrool def Whitton , Ganmain def Narrandera , Leeton def  Grong Grong-Matong , Turvey Park def Ardlethan .
Reserves: Griffith 14.17 (101) d Coolamon 4.2 (26)
Goals: G Brennan 4, R Smith 3, J Whyte 2, J Higgins 2, P Booth 2, B Savage
Best players: R Munnerley, M Hotschilt, J Whyte, R Smith, J Higgins

Round 5 - Sunday May 9, 1965 at Whitton Recreation Ground

Whitton .... 2.0 .. 2.2 .. 7.5 .. 8.7 (55)

Griffith ..... 2.3 .. 5.10 .. 7.14 .. 9.20 (74)

Goals: Whitton: C Dunscombe 3, J Asmus 2, C Sheldrick, R Boots, R Pannowitz

Griffith: L Crewes 3, K Kirkpatrick 3, L Sexton, D Dreyer, W Tyndall

Best players: Whitton: I Williams, C Dunscombe, R Lloyd, R Milne, R Boots, V Bourke
Griffith: V Hathaway, J Foley, S Robins, A Biron, K Kirkpatrick, G Schlitz
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vince O'Dwyer, George Schlitz; Vic Hathaway, Bob Spears, Sid Robins; Don Best, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Bill Tyndall, John Foley, John Kirkwood; Mal Brauman, Ian Crewes, Cliff Hawkins; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Carroll, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); Kevin Luhrs, Dennis Dreyer
Umpire: Max McLeod (VFL)
Other matches - Ardlethan 12.7 (79) def by Ariah Park-Mirrool 16.18 (114), Coolamon 15.22 (112) def Grong Grong-Matong 12.9 (81), Ganmain 15.12 (102) def Leeton 10.13 (73), Narrandera 13.21 (99) def Turvey Park 7.19 (61). 
Reserves: Whitton 9.13 (67) d Griffith 5.7 (37)
Goals: P Booth 2, G Brennan 2, J Higgins
Best players: R Munnerley, A Anderson, J Higgins, R Smith, R Dreyer, R McCudden
Thirds: Whitton 5.10 (40) drew Griffith 5.10 (40)
Best players: K McCudden, R Ward, J Crump, R Thomson, M Eldridge

Round 6 - Sunday May 16, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith .......... 3.4 .. 7.5 .. 6.12 .. 11.14 (80)

Ardlethan .... 0.1 .. 3.2 .. 4.3 .. 5.5 (35)

Goals: Grifith: I Crewes 4, J Foley 2, W Tyndall 2, J Kirkwood 2, A Biron

Ardlethan: W Thripp 3, B Connolly, T Connors

Best players: Griffith: V Hathaway, R Munnerley, S Robins, K Kirkpatrick, L Sexton, B Fitzpatrick
Ardlethan: E Willis, F Thompson, B Stout, W Thripp, Brian Carroll
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vince O'Dwyer, George Schlitz; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Don Best; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Cliff Hawkins, John Foley, Bill Tyndall; Mal Brauman, Ian Crewes, John Kirkwood; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Carroll, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); Robert Woolnough, Frank Conlan
Umpire: Don Williams (VFL). Gate: £85/1/9 
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrool 11.11 (77) def Narrandera 9.6 (60), Grong Grong-Matong 8.11 (59) def Whitton 6.8 (44), Leeton 8.6 (54) def Coolamon 6.6 (42), Turvey Park 4.7 (31) def by Ganmain 6.5 (41).
Reserves: Griffith 7.8 (50) d Ardlethan 3.2 (20)
Goals: G Brennan 2, P Booth 2, M Bridges, D Dreyer, J Whyte
Best players: M Bridges, R Dreyer, G Brennan, J Higgins, R McCudden, T O'Connor

Inter League (Neville Nesbitt Trophy) - Sunday May 23, 1965 at Narrandera Sportsground

S.W.D.F.L. ..... 2.1 .. 7.4 .. 16.10 .. 20.12 (132)

Farrer FL ..... 3.7 .. 6.10 .. 9.14 .. 11.18 (84)

Goals: SWDFL: K Coleman 6, G Sharp 4, B Rist 3, F Hodgkin 2, B Waters 2, P Weidemann, L Sexton, R Reiher

Farrer: R Burge 4, H Gardiner 4, R Barber 2, J Reid 2, C Morrow

Best players: SWDFL: P Weidemann, W Thripp, K Coleman, N Morrow, F Hodgkin, B Waters

Farrer: R Parr, K Pike, B McKellar, R Little, H Gardiner, C Roberson

South Western DFL: Geoff Nye, Max Kruse (capt), Bill Thripp; Vic Hathaway, Will Kember, Bill McCaig; Pat Harrison, Len Sexton, Noel Morrow; Barry Rist, Frank Hodgkin, Peter Weidemann; Geoff Sharp, Tom Carroll (v-c), Bruce Waters; Kevin Coleman, Barry Conway, Ross Reiher; Ray Pieper, Noel Anderson

Farrer FL: Keith Pike, Ray Parr, Milton Breust; Frank Mazzocchi, Frank Slater (capt), Gerry Lane; Colin Roberson, Barney McKellar, Mike Guthrie; Colin Morrow, Bill Harrington, Charlie Griffith; Harry Gardiner, Rex Burge, Don Hall; Bob Little, Alan Tipping, Ron Barber; Martin Bourke, John Reid

Umpire: Dudley Ridley (VFL). Gate: £803

SWDFL No 2. ... 9.8 .. 20.20 (140)

Farrer No 2. ..... 3.3 .. 5.6 (36)

Goals: SWDFL: K Kirkpatrick 6, I Crewes 4, R Dawson 2, R Nolan 2, I Williams, C Dunscombe, B Connolly, R Tingay, F Fitzpatrick, J Bloomfield

Farrer: M Lambert 2, A Anderson, G Trevaskis, M Montague

Best players: SWDFL: K Kirkpatrick, J Gutterson, K McGowan, R Dawson, I Williams, F Thompson, J O'Connell

Farrer: B Willis, D Heathcote, G Trevaskis, J Donaldson, M Montague

South Western DFL: Alan Waters, Fred Thompson, Brian Bradley; Ken McGowan, Jim Gutterson, Ian Wason; Richard Milne, John O'Connell, Ian Williams; Barry Connolly (capt), Reece Tingay, Ray Dawson; Chris Dunscombe, Ian Crewes, Kevin Kirkpatrick; Frank Fitzpatrick, Adley 'Bill' Biron, Robbie Nolan; Jim Bloomfield, Charlie Moses

Umpire: Clive McCauley (VFL)

Schoolboys: SWDFL 15.15 (105) d Farrer 3.2 (20)

Round 7 - Sunday May 30, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith ........ 3.0 .. 5.3 .. 8.7 .. 10.9 (69)

Ganmain .... 0.3 .. 3.6 .. 6.9 .. 8.11 (59)

Goals: Griffith: I Crewes 4, J Kirkwood 2, W Tyndall 2, M Brauman, G Schlitz

Ganmain: T Carroll 6, J McCaig, B Irvine

Best players: Griffith: V Hathaway, R Munnerley, S Robins, A Biron, I Crewes, M Brauman
Ganmain: W McCaig, J McCaig, Garry Carroll, G Buchanan, W Kember
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vic Hathaway, George Schlitz; Frank Conlan, Sid Robins, Don Best; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Cliff Hawkins, John Foley, Bill Tyndall; Mal Brauman, Ian Crewes, John Kirkwood; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Carroll, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); Mick Bridges, Joe Whyte*
Umpire: Harry Cooke (VFL). Gate: £234/2/-
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrool 11.11 (77) def Turvey Park 9.18 (72), Coolamon 8.18 (66) def Ardlethan 8.10 (58), Grong Grong-Matong 12.15 (87) def by Narrandera 15.13 (103), Whitton 5.10 (40) def Leeton 8.15 (63).  
Reserves: Ganmain 6.10 (46) d Griffith 4.7 (31) 
Goals: R Smith, P Booth, G Brennan, K Luhrs
Best players: J Kupsch, H Moses, A Anderson, D Dreyer, R McCudden
Thirds: Ganmain 9.8 (57) d Griffith 4.2 (26)

Round 8 - Sunday June 6, 1965 at Gissing Oval

Turvey Park .... 4.6 .. 6.6 .. 8.9 .. 11.10 (76)

Griffith ............. 1.4 .. 3.13 .. 6.18 .. 8.19 (67)

Goals: Turvey Park: I Carroll 4, T Smith 2, J McNamara 2, J Gutterson, J Shearer, R Thomson

Griffith: J Kirkwood 2, I Crewes, G Schlitz, P Booth, J Foley, K Kirkpatrick, C Hawkins

Best players: Turvey Park: B Conway, J Gutterson, G Nye, C Harrison, R Nolan, T Smith
Griffith: K Kirkpatrick, L Sexton, G Schlitz, V Hathaway, J Foley, B Fitzpatrick
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vic Hathaway, Kevin Luhrs; Frank Conlan, Sid Robins, Mick Newman; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Cliff Hawkins; Peter Booth, John Foley, John Kirkwood; Mal Brauman, Ian Crewes, Bill Tyndall; George Schlitz, Bob Carroll, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); Dennis Dreyer
Umpire: Ray Fisher (VFL)
Other matches - Ardlethan 9.9 (63) def by Whitton 13.22 100), Ganmain 20.15 (135) def Grong Grong-Matong 7.9 (51), Leeton 12.18 (90) def Ariah Park-Mirroool 4.2 (26), Narrandera 12.19 (91) def by Coolamon 13.15 (93).
Reserves: Turvey Park 10.16 (76) d Griffith 4.8 (32)
Best players: K Phillis, J Kupsch, J Higgins, B Hawkins, M Bridges, R McCudden
Thirds: Griffith 10.6 (66) d Turvey Park 2.5 (17)
Goals: P Smith 4, R Jiggins 3, McCudden, G Riley, Russ Tyndall
Best players: P Smith, F Stonham, C Phillis, L Hodson, Darryl Tyndall

Zone 2 VCFL Caltex Country Championship - Saturday June 12, 1965 at Seymour

Waranga NE .... 1.1 .. 5.6 ..10.15 .. 13.20 (98)

S.W.D.F.L. ......... 4.2 .. 10.4 .. 11.6 .. 14.14 (98)

Goals: Waranga NE: T Rogers 3, D Aldous 3, R O'Bree 2, M Beaumont 2, B Coller 2, J Cameron

SWDFL: L Sexton 2, T Carroll 2, B Rist 2, K Coleman 2, K Kirkpatrick 2, F Hodgkin 2, F Fitzpatrick, B Connolly

Best players: Waranga NE: B Coller, J Binion, D Aldous, A Coller, P Dolling, R O'Bree

SWDFL: F Hodgkin (Caltex trophy), W Thripp, K Kirkpatrick, R Dawson, M Kruse, P Weidemann

Waranga North East: W Arthur, J Murphy, N Farrell; C Skvor, G Kirby, J Binion; V Hall, J Cameron, B Walsh; P Dolling, D Aldous, M Beaumont; R O'Bree, T Rogers, B Coller; P Tossol, A Coller, C Wale; Gutteridge, P Christie

South Western DFL: Geoff Nye, Max Kruse (capt), Bill Thripp; Vic Hathaway, Jim Gutterson, Bill McCaig; Ray Pieper, Peter Weidemann, Ray Dawson; Len Sexton, Frank Hodgkin, Barry Rist; Kevin Coleman, Tom Carroll, Bruce Waters; Des Lyons, Frank Fitzpatrick, Kevin Kirkpatrick; Barry Connolly, Noel Anderson

Umpire: Gordon Watt (VFL)

Zone 2 VCFL Caltex Country Championship Replay - Monday June 14, 1965 at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton

Waranga NE .... 2.4 .. 6.6 .. 6.9 .. 8.13 (61)

S.W.D.F.L. ......... 6.4 .. 10.7 .. 12.13 .. 17.19 (121)

Goals: Waranga NE: T Rogers 4, M Beaumont, C Wale, B Coller, 1 short

SWDFL: G Sharp 5, B Connolly 5, K Coleman 2, F Hodgkin 2, L Sexton, K Kirkpatrick, D Lyons

Best players: Waranga NE: P Tossol, B Coller, N Farrell, J Cameron, P Dolling, T Rogers

SWDFL: F Hodgkin (Caltex trophy), V Hathaway, N Anderson, N Morrow, L Sexton, B Connolly

South Western DFL: Geoff Nye, Max Kruse (capt), Bill Thripp; Vic Hathaway, Jim Gutterson, Bill McCaig; Noel Morrow, Peter Weidemann, Ray Dawson; Len Sexton, Frank Hodgkin, Barry Connolly; Kevin Coleman, Geoff Sharp; Kevin Kirkpatrick; Tom Carroll, Noel Anderson, John O'Connell; Will Kember, Ray Pieper

Umpire: Jeff Crouch (VFL)

Round 9 - Sunday June 20, 1965 at Narrandera Sportsground

Narrandera .... 5.2 .. 9.4 .. 11.6 .. 13.7 (85)

Griffith ............ 3.3 .. 6.7 .. 9.7 .. 13.10 (88)

Goals: Narrandera: G Sharp 8, B Waters 3, B Roach, J Hoban

Griffith: G Schlitz 3, W Tyndall 2, K Kirkpatrick 2, I Crewes 2, J Foley 2, A Biron, L Sexton

Best players: Narrandera: P Pledger, G Sharp, C Lyons, B Waters, J Clarke, J Bloomfield
Griffith: G Schlitz, W Tyndall, J Foley, A Biron, K Kirkpatrick, R Munnerley
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vic Hathaway, George Schlitz; Bob Carroll, Sid Robins, Mick Newman; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Cliff Hawkins; Peter Booth, John Foley, Ian Crewes; Mal Brauman, John Kirkwood, Bill Tyndall; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Claude Smith, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); Vince O'Dwyer, Kevin Luhrs
Umpire: F J Gagliardi (VFL)
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrool def by Ganmain , Grong Grong-Matong def Ardlethan , Turvey Park def by Leeton , Whitton def by Coolamon .
Reserves: Narrandera 16.14 (110) d Griffith 11.5 (71)
Goals: G Brennan 4, P Smith 2, D Dreyer, F Gambell, J Higgins, R Smith, B Noonan
Best players: J Higgins, J Kupsch, P Smith, T Phillis, G Brennan
Thirds: Griffith 9.15 (69) d Narrandera 3.7 (25)

Round 10 - Sunday June 27, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith .... 2.3 .. 7.8 ..10.14 .. 11.18 (84)

Leeton .... 3.2 .. 4.4 .. 7.6 .. 11.8 (74)

Goals: Griffith: I Crewes 4, J Foley 3, G Schlitz, A Biron, M Newman, W Tyndall

Leeton: R Dawson 2, B Swasbrick 2, G Tuckett 2, D Lyons 2, R Elwin 2, J Kidman

Best players: Griffith: S Robins, J Foley, M Newman, C Hawkins, R Munnerley, R Carroll
Leeton: R Alchin, K McGowan, D Allen, A Poulsen, M Kruse, B Swasbrick
Griffith: Don Best, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mal Brauman; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Joe Whyte, John Foley, John Kirkwood; George Schlitz, Ian Crewes, Bill Tyndall; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c), Cliff Hawkins; John Higgins*, Bob Spears
Umpire: Gordon Watt (VFL) Gate: £169/16/-
Other matches - Ardlethan 10.20 (80) def Narrandera 8.12 (60), Coolamon 12.14 (86) def by Turvey Park 15.12 (102), Grong Grong-Matong 12.7 (79) def by Ariah Park-Mirrool 11.20 (86), Whitton 4.7 (31) def by Ganmain 6.6 (42).
Reserves: Leeton 7.13 (55) d Griffith 4.6 (30)
Goals: V O'Dwyer 2, P Booth, G Brennan
Best players: A Anderson, J Kupsch, B Hawkins, A Kenyon, K Luhrs, D Dreyer
Thirds: Griffith 7.9 (51) d Leeton 1.1 (7)
Best players: J Browne, D Tyndall, L Hodson, G Owen, J Crump, T Phillis

Round 11 - Sunday July 4, 1965 at Ariah Park Recreation Ground

Ariah Park-Mirrool .... 5.6 .. 8.6 .. 14.10 .. 17.13 (115)

Griffith .......................... 3.1 .. 6.11 .. 7.13 .. 9.16 (70)

Goals: AP-M: P Quade 4, J Dunn 3, G Mitchell 3, B Chalmers, W Macauley, V Guthrie, B Rist, M Quade, B Sculley, A Chalmers

Griffith: J Foley 3, C Hawkins 2, M Brauman 2, L Sexton, J Whyte

Best players: AP-M: P Quade, W Macauley, B Chalmers, I Wason, M Quade, R Prentice
Griffith: V Hathaway, J Foley, W Tyndall, D Best, B Fitzpatrick, L Sexton
Griffith: Bob Spears, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kevin Phillis; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Don Best, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Joe Whyte, John Foley, John Kirkwood; George Schlitz, Mal Brauman, Bill Tyndall; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c), Cliff Hawkins; John Higgins, Dennis Dreyer
Umpire: King (VFL).
Other matches - Ganmain def Coolamon , Leeton def Ardlethan , Narrandera def by Whitton , Turvey Park def Grong Grong-Matong .
Reserves: Griffith 10.10 (70) d Ariah Park-Mirrool 6.4 (40)
Goals: G Brennan 3, R Robins 2, P Smith, B Noonan, P Booth, B Hawkins, H Moses
Best players: B Hawkins, J Kupsch, G Brennan, R McCudden, T O'Connor, R Smith

Round 12 - Sunday July 11, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith ............................... 5.3 .. 6.9 .. 9.14 .. 11.21 (87)

Grong Grong-Matong .... 0.3 .. 2.6 .. 2.8 .. 5.11 (41)

Goals: Griffith: K Kirkpatrick 4, R Spears 3, L Sexton, M Newman, J Foley, C Hawkins

GG-M: P Walsh 2, R Evans 2, R Sibraa

Best players: Griffith: K Kirkpatrick, J Foley, V Hathaway, C Hawkins, R Spears, R Munnerley
GG-M: R Sharrock, P Wines, K Coleman, J O'Connell, N Evans, P Walsh
Griffith: John Kupsch, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mal Brauman; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Don Best, Len Sexton, Bob Munnerley; Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c), John Foley, Mick Newman; John Higgins, George Schlitz, Bill Tyndall; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Spears, Cliff Hawkins; John Kirkwood, Kevin Phillis
Umpire: I M Artso (VFL). Gate: £103/2/-
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrool 21.17 (143) def Coolamon 19.14 (128), Ganmain 24.20 (160) def Ardlethan 8.11 (59), Leeton 15.19 (109) def Narrandera 12.11 (83), Turvey Park 14.17 (101) def Whitton 8.13 (61).
Reserves: Griffith 17.16 (118) d Grong Grong-Matong 3.3 (21)
Goals: P Booth 5, R Smith 5, B Noonan 2, K Luhrs 2, B Hawkins, J Whyte, G Brennan
Best players: R Smith, P Booth, K Luhrs, T O'Connor, D Dreyer, B Hawkins
Thirds: Griffith 5.7 (37) d Darlington Point 5.5 (35), friendly
Best players: F Stonham, R Higgins, J Crump, D Tyndall, M Eldridge

Round 13 - Sunday July 18, 1965 at Kindra Park

Coolamon .... 2.7 .. 2.9 .. 3.12 .. 6.15 (51)

Griffith ......... 1.2 .. 9.8 .. 11.13 .. 14.15 (99)

Goals: Coolamon: R Iverach 2, C Noack 2, N Morrow, P Weidemann

Griffith: I Crewes 4, L Sexton 3, J Foley 3, K Kirkpatrick, W Tyndall, C Hawkins, R Spears

Best players: Coolamon: P Weidemann, N Morrow, G Parmenter, C Noack, F Fitzpatrick, J Kew 
Griffith: V Hathaway, R Munnerley, W Tyndall, L Sexton, D Best, M Newman
Griffith: John Kupsch, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mal Brauman; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Don Best, Len Sexton, Bob Munnerley; Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c), John Foley, Mick Newman, Kevin Luhrs, Ian Crewes, Bill Tyndall; George Schlitz, Bob Spears, Cliff Hawkins; Brian Hawkins*, Dennis Dreyer
Umpire: Goold (VFL)
Other matches  - Ardlethan 11.11 (77) def by Turvey Park 14.11 (95), Grong Grong-Matong 9.16 (70) def Leeton 8.14 (62), Narrandera 8.7 (55) def by Ganmain 15.16 (106), Whitton 10.7 (67) def by Ariah Park-Mirrool 10.9 (69).
Reserves: Griffith 18.11 (119) d Coolamon 2.1 (13)
Goals: P Booth 8, G Brennan 5, R Smith 2, J Whyte, J Kirkwood, P Smith
Best players: P Booth, G Brennan, R Smith, A Anderson, J Hudson

Zone 2 Final VCFL Caltex Country Championship - Saturday July 24, 1965 at Albury Sportsgound

Ovens & Murray .... 3.5 .. 6.7 .. 9.10 .. 13.11 (89)

S.W.D.F.L. ................. 0.1 .. 3.3 .. 6.2 .. 9.11 (65)

Goals: O & M: S Sargeant 5, N Long 3, M Cross 2, R Thompson, J Ambrose, G Ward

SWDFL: Len Sexton 3, K Coleman 2, G Sharp, F Hodgkin, B Connolly, R Dawson

Best players: O & M: A Dunn (Caltex trophy), J Ambrose, B Gilchrist, R Critchley, G Strang, G Ward

SWDFL: V Hathaway (Caltex trophy), W McCaig, F Hodgkin, W Thripp, N Anderson, N Morrow

Ovens & Murray: Graeme McKenzie (c), Brian Gilchrist, N Corrigan; W Lieschke, John Hoiles, T Donovan; N Thomas, G Strang, I Auldist; Noel Long, Ray Thompson, R Critchley; G Jonson, Stan Sargeant, Martin Cross; Joe Ambrose, Graham Ward, Alby Dunn; T Murphy, Beaton

South Western DFL: Geoff Nye, Max Kruse (capt), Bill Thripp; Vic Hathaway, Jim Gutterson, Bill McCaig; Noel Morrow, Peter Weidemann, Ray Dawson; Len Sexton, Frank Hodgkin, Barry Rist; Kevin Coleman, Geoff Sharp; Kevin Kirkpatrick; Tom Carroll (v-c), Noel Anderson, Barry Connolly; John O'Connell, Will Kember

Umpire: R J Montgomery (VFL). Gate: £1,282

Round 14 - Sunday August 1, 1965 at Ardlethan Recreation Ground

Ardlethan .... 5.5 .. 8.5 .. 10.12 .. 12.14 (86)

Griffith ......... 1.1 .. 7.10 .. 7.14 .. 12.23 (95)

Goals: Ardlethan: D Wren 3, Barry Carroll 2, B Connolly 2, O Guthrie 2, R Henry, M Bradley, E Willis

Griffith: C Hawkins 3, J Hudson 2, J Kirkwood 2, I Crewes, J Foley, R Spears, K Kirkpatrick, G Brennan

Best players: Ardlethan: F Thompson, D Wren, B Connolly, J Kelly, Bernie Stout
Griffith: J Foley, V Hathaway, C Hawkins, J Hudson, M Newman, I Crewes
Griffith: Don Best, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kevin Luhrs; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Bob Munnerley, Ian Crewes, John Hudson*; Len Sexton, John Foley, Mick Newman; Gordon Brennan, John Kirkwood, Bill Tyndall; Mal Brauman, Bob Spears, Cliff Hawkins; Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c)
Umpire: Billy Graham (VFL)
Other matches - Coolamon 12.14 (86) def by Leeton 21.18 (144), Ganmain 14.15 (99) def Turvey Park 8.9 (57), Narrandera 14.4 (88) def by Ariah Park-Mirrool 14.16 (100), Whitton 9.14 (68) def Grong Grong-Matong 10.2 (62).
Reserves: Griffith 15.13 (103) d Ardlethan 8.5 (53)
Goals: P Booth 3, C Smith 3, J Whyte 2, R Smith 2, D Dreyer 2, P Smith, B Noonan, M Bridges
Best players: F Gambell, J Whyte, D Dreyer, C Smith, R Smith, A Norton-Baker

Round 15 - Sunday August 8, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith ..... 2.0 .. 4.3 .. 4.9 .. 10.12 (72)

Whitton .... 0.4 .. 0.5 .. 2.6 .. 3.9 (27)

Goals: Griffith: I Crewes 3, L Sexton 3, J Foley 3, J Kirkwood

Whitton: G Staff 2, C Holt

Best players: Griffith: D Best, V Hathaway, J Foley, L Sexton, S Robins, B Fitzpatrick
Whitton: N Anderson, J Asmus, R Milne, C Holt, G Staff, W Aliendi
Griffith: Don Best, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mal Brauman; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; John Hudson, John Foley, Kevin Kirkpatrick; Claude Smith, Ian Crewes, John Kirkwood; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Spears, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); Phillip Smith*, Gordon Brennan
Umpire: Cleary (VFL). Gate: 129/10/-
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrool def by Ardlethan , Grong Grong-Matong def by Coolamon , Leeton def by Ganmain , Turvey Park def Narrandera .
Reserves: Whitton 8.12 (60) d Griffith 7.7 (49)
Goals: P Booth 2, R Smith 2, G Brennan, J Whyte, A Norton-Baker
Best players: F Gambell, K Luhrs, B Hawkins, A Norton-Baker, F Knox
Thirds: Griffith 7.11 (53) d Whitton 1.2 (8)
Best players: G Owen, R Ward, J Crump, R Higgins, M Eldridge

Round 16 - Sunday August 15, 1965 at Ganmain Sportsground

Ganmain ... 1.9 .. 1.10 .. 3.13 .. 4.13 (37)

Griffith ...... 1.0 .. 5.5 .. 9.3 .. 13.6 (84)

Goals: Ganmain: B Blake 4

Griffith: L Sexton 3, I Crewes 2, K Kirkpatrick 2, J Hudson, C Smith, C Hawkins, D Dreyer, R Munnerley, J Kirkwood

Best players: Ganmain: Garry Carroll, J McCaig, E McCaig, B Irvine, F Hodgkin, P Carroll
Griffith: J Hudson, S Robins, V Hathaway, L Sexton, A Biron, K Kirkpatrick, R Spears
Griffith: Don Best, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mal Brauman; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; John Hudson, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c), Mick Bridges; Claude Smith, Ian Crewes, Dennis Dreyer; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Spears, Cliff Hawkins; John Kirkwood, Barry Noonan
Umpire: John Leighton (VFL)
Other matches - Ardlethan def Coolamon , Leeton def Whitton , Narrandera def Grong Grong-Matong , Turvey Park def by Ariah Park-Mirrool .
Reserves: Ganmain 7.11 (59) d Griffith 5.5 (35)
Best players: K Luhrs, J Higgins, R Smith, F Knox, R Dreyer
Thirds: Griffith 6.7 (43) d Ganmain 5.7 (37)
Best players: Russ Tyndall, J Robinson, T Overs, G Owen

Round 17 - Sunday August 22, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith ............. 2.6 .. 2.9 .. 6.10 .. 13.21 (99)

Narrandera .... 1.0 .. 3.3 .. 3.4 .. 5.9 (39)

Goals: Griffith: K Kirkpatrick 2, I Crewes 2, J Foley 2, C Hawkins 2, J Hudson 2, M Newman, L Sexton, A Biron

Narrandera: R Stevens 3, B Waters, J Hoban

Best players: Griffith: V Hathaway, J Foley, B Fitzpatrick, L Sexton, M Newman, M Brauman, A Biron
Narrandera: J Hoban, S Sargent, R Stevens, J Bloomfield, B Day, S Hutchins
Griffith: Don Best, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mal Brauman; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Mick Bridges, John Hudson, Mick Newman; Len Sexton, John Foley, Ian Crewes; Claude Smith, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c), Dennis Dreyer; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Spears, Cliff Hawkins; Kevin Luhrs, Barry Noonan
Umpire: Pat McGough (VFL) replaced in second quarter by Jack Pilgrim. Gate: £127/7/10
Other matches - Ardlethan def Grong Grong-Matong, Coolamon def Whitton , Ganmain def by Ariah Park-Mirrool , Leeton def Turvey Park .
Reserves: Narrandera 9.12.66 d Griffith 3.6 (24)
Best players: F Gambell, R Smith, J Higgins, J Whyte, B Hawkins, A Norton-Baker, F Conlan
Thirds: Griffith 8.14 (62) d Narrandera 2.7 (19)
Goals: Russ Tyndall 2, J Browne 2, G Owen, R Higgins, L Hodson, J Crump
Best players: R Ward, J Browne, J Crump, R Tyndall, M Eldridge, J Robinson

Round 18 - Sunday August 29, 1965 at Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Griffith .............. 7.5 .. 11.8 .. 17.14 .. 19.16 (130)

Turvey Park .... 1.3 .. 3.11 .. 5.14 .. 9.17 (71)

Goals: Griffith: I Crewes 6, L Sexton 4, J Foley 4, R Spears, J Hudson, C Hawkins, A Biron, D Dreyer

Turvey Park: J Guttterson 2, A Grentell 2, F Crawford, J Keating, R Bell, R Lovett, R Nolan

Best players: Griffith: J Foley, L Sexton, M Brauman, A Biron, R Munnerley, J Hudson
Turvey Park: R Lovett, B Conway, J Gutterson, R Lackington, R Nolan, C Harrison
Griffith: Don Best, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mal Brauman; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; John Hudson, John Foley, George Schlitz; Claude Smith, Ian Crewes, Dennis Dreyer; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Spears, Cliff Hawkins; Mick Bridges, Barry Noonan
Umpire: Lance Perkins (VFL). Gate: £117
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirool def Leeton , Coolamon def Narrandera , Grong Grong-Matong def by Ganmain , Whitton def by Ardlethan
Reserves: Griffith 11.9 (73) d Turvey Park 7.14 (56)
Goals: G Brennan 3, P Booth 2, R Smith 2, B Hawkins, B Noonan, K Luhrs, J Whyte 
Best players: J Kirkwood, A Norton-Baker, R Smith, L Hodson, K Luhrs, J Higgins
Thirds: Griffith def Turvey Park on forfeit

First Semi-Final - Sunday September 5, 1965 at Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Oval

Ariah Park-Mirrool ..... 3.2 .. 6.6 .. 9.8 .. 12.10 (82)

Leeton ........................... 0.4 .. 2.7 .. 4.10 .. 7.13 (55)

Goals: AP-M: R Prentice 3, A Hayes 2, B Rist 2, R Murray 2, J Dunn, B Chalmers, G Mitchell

Leeton: B Swasbrick 2, D Allen, R Elwin, J Kidman, R Dawson, G Lashbrook

Best players - AP-M: N Walker, B Rist, B Sculley, I Wason, F Gaynor, R Murray
Leeton: A Waters, A Poulsen, R Dawson, R Elwin, R Alchin, D Lyons
Ariah Park-Mirrool: Norm Shaddick, Jim Pilkington, Allan Chalmers; Frank Gaynor, Ian Wason, Ian Preston; Bruce Chalmers, Bernie Sculley, Kevin O'Dwyer; Robert Murray, Barry Rist (c-c), Allan Hayes; Robert Prentice, Michael Quade, Jim Dunn; Noel Walker, Vince Guthrie, Geoff Mitchell; Bernie Bryce, Ron Peacock
Leeton: Allan Waters, Max Kruse, Lloyd Pilkington; Ken McGowan, Alan Poulsen, Ted Reynolds; Ron Vivian, Peter Mellington, Lou Alchin; Greg Lashbrook, Ray Dawson (c-c), Jim Kidman; John Wirth, Ross Elwin, Barry Swasbrick; Des Lyons, Bruce Lang, Don Allen; Eric Rose, Geoff Tuckett 
Umpire: John Leighton (VFL).   Gate: 573/-/- Crowd: 3,000 
Reserves
Narrandera ..... 1.0 .. 3.0 .. 6.1 .. 7.2 (44)
Whitton ........... 4.3 .. 6.4 .. 6.12 ..  7.16 (58)

Goals - Narrandera: n/a
Whitton:  L Dunbar 2, B Kelly 2, Joe De Mamiel, B Pitt, W Young
Best players Narrandera: G Botten, A Dixon, T Powell, Ray Schmetzer, E Clarke, M Dowdle
Whitton: n/a  
Umpire: Webster 
Thirds: Whitton 6.10 (46) def Leeton 6.9 (45)

Second Semi Final - Sunday September 12, 1965 at Ariah Park Recreation Ground

Griffith ........ 3.2 .. 6.9 .. 11.16 .. 11.20 (86)

Ganmain .... 3.6 .. 6.13 .. 11.18 .. 12.20 (92)

Goals: Griffith: C Hawkins 3, K Kirkpatrick 2, I Crewes 2, J Hudson 2, J Foley, D Dreyer

Ganmain: T Carroll 6, R Hatty 2, R Reiher, B Logan, J McCaig, F Hodgkin

Best players - Griffith: C Hawkins, R Spears, V Hathaway, M Newman, A Biron, J Foley
Ganmain: D Carroll, F Hodgkin, G Carroll, T Carroll, R Reiher, J Carroll
Griffith: Bob Spears, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mal Brauman; Vic Hathaway, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; John Hudson, John Foley, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); George Schlitz, Ian Crewes, Dennis Dreyer; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Cliff Hawkins, Claude Smith; John Kirkwood, Bill Tyndall
Ganmain: Eric McCaig, Pat Carroll, Graham Buchanan; Bill McCaig, Will Kember, Jim Carroll; Bruce Irvine, Russ Turner, Terry Lenon; Garry Carroll, Frank Hodgkin, Ross Symons; Roylance Hatty, Tom Carroll (c-c), Jim McCaig; Des Carroll, Barrie Logan, Ross Reiher; Ben Cedelland, Rex Holgate
Umpire: Bob Toohey (VFL). Gate: £699. Crowd: 4,000
Reserves
Leeton ........... 1.2 .. 7.5 .. 9.9 .. 12.13 (85)
Ganmain ....... 2.6 .. 2.7 .. 3.10 .. 8.10 (58)

Goals - Leeton: P Dunne 4, J Breed 3, E Rose 2, D Waters 2, J Wirth
Ganmain: P Crouch 3, D Hubbard 2, C Hatty, Peter Carroll, B Blake
Best players - Leeton: E Reynolds, P Dunne, J Cassone, B McDermott, L Clare, R Nettelbeck
Ganmain: B Parmenter, C Hatty, P Crouch, Terrence Carroll, J Underwood
Umpire: Bryant
Thirds
Ganmain ....... 1.3 .. 1.3 .. 5.4 .. 8.6 (54)
Griffith ......... 2.2 .. 4.7 .. 4.10 .. 6.12 (48)

Goals - Ganmain: n/a
Griffith: Phillip Smith 2, Gary Owen 2, Colin Baker, Russell Tyndall
Best players - Ganmain: n/a
Griffith: Max Eldridge, Gary Owen, James Browne, Ross Ward

Preliminary Final - Sunday September 19, 1965 at Gissing Oval

Griffith ........................... 3.8 .. 9.12 .. 15.18 .. 22.22 (154)

Ariah Park-Mirrool .... 5.2 .. 10.9 .. 13.11 .. 18.13 (121)

Goals: Griffith: J Foley 6, L Sexton 4, K Kirkpatrick 3, J Hudson 2, I Crewes 2, M Brauman 2, W Tyndall, M Newman, C Hawkins

AP-M: M Quade 9, A Hayes 3, B Bryce 2, B Rist, I Wason, R Murray, G Mitchell

Best players - Griffith: M Brauman, V Hathaway, A Biron, L Sexton, J Hudson, C Hawkins, J Foley
AP-M: I Wason, M Quade, G Mitchell, N Walker, A Hayes, J Dunn
Griffith: Don Best, Sid Robins, Mal Brauman; Brian Fitzpatrick, Vic Hathaway, Bob Carroll; Bob Munnerley, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; John Hudson, John Foley, Bill Tyndall; Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c, Ian Crewes, Dennis Dreyer; Adley 'Bill' Biron, Bob Spears, Cliff Hawkins; Claude Smith, John Kirkwood
Ariah Park-Mirrool: Norm Shaddick, Jim Pilkington, Allan Chalmers; Frank Gaynor, Ian Wason, Ian Preston; Bruce Chalmers, Bernie Sculley, Kevin O'Dwyer; Robert Murray, Barry Rist (c-c), Allan Hayes; Robert Prentice, Michael Quade, Jim Dunn; Noel Walker, Vince Guthrie, Geoff Mitchell; Bernie Bryce, Ron Peacock
Umpire: John Gambetta (VFL). Gate: £806/-/9. Reports: B Chalmers (AP-M) by field umpire Gambetta for deliberately striking R Munnerley (Griffith) during third quarter.
Reserves
Ganmain ...... 0.1 .. 2.3 .. 6.9 .. 12.10 (82)
Whitton ........ 3.7 .. 5.16 .. 5.20 .. 9.24 (78)

Goals - Ganmain: P Crouch 5, C Hatty 3, B Parmenter 2, P Carroll, D Crozier
Whitton: G Kelly 2, L Dunbar 2, R Robertson, W Aliendi, B McCleary, J Emmerson, Hull
Best players - Ganmain: J Guthrie, Peter Carroll, P Crouch, J Crouch, J Dillon, D Crozier, K Guthrie
Whitton: R Robertson, P Browne, Young, W Aliendi, B Tuckett, D DeMamiel, B McCleary
Umpire Raphael (VFL)
Thirds: Whitton 4.5 (29) d Griffith 2.12 (24) 
Best players - Griffith: James Browne, John Robinson, Max Eldridge, Les Hodson, Terry Overs

Grand Final - Sunday September 26, 1965 at Narrandera Sportsground                                         Match Report

Ganmain ..... 3.4 .. 4.8 .. 9.11 .. 12.14 (86)

Griffith ........ 3.1 .. 3.5 .. 6.7 .. 6.12 (48)

Goals: Ganmain: F Hodgkin 4, J McCaig 3, T Carroll 2, T Lenon, B Logan, R Reiher

Griffith: I Crewes 5, A Biron

Best players - Ganmain: F Hodgkin, W McCaig, R Turner, D Carroll, J McCaig, R Symons, W Kember
Griffith: V Hathaway, R Spears, A Biron, I Crewes, R Carroll, C Hawkins, G Schlitz
Ganmain: Eric McCaig, Pat Carroll, Graham Buchanan; Bill McCaig, Will Kember, Jim Carroll; Bruce Irvine, Russ Turner, Terry Lenon; Garry Carroll, Frank Hodgkin, Ross Symons; Roylance Hatty, Tom Carroll (c-c), Jim McCaig; Des Carroll, Barrie Logan, Ross Reiher; Rex Holgate, Ben Cedelland
Griffith: Brian Fitzpatrick, Vic Hathaway, Bob Spears; Don Best, Sid Robins, Bob Carroll; John Hudson, Len Sexton, Mick Newman; Bill Tyndall, John Foley, Kevin Kirkpatrick (c-c); George Schlitz, Ian Crewes, Dennis Dreyer; Adley ''Bill' Biron, Mal Brauman, Cliff Hawkins; John Kirkwood, Claude Smith
Umpire: Jim Brewer (VFL). Gate: £1,548. Crowd: 9,000
Reserves
Leeton ......
... 1.0 .. 4.3 .. 5.7 .. 10.13 (73)
Ganmain ..... 0.4 .. 2.6 .. 6.8 .. 7.10 (52)

Goals - Leeton: G Lashbrook 2, P Dunne 2, J Breed, L Clare, B Fell, A Mann, J Wirth, B O'Mara
Ganmain: C Hatty 3, B Blake 2, Peter Carroll, J Rava
Best players - Leeton: J Breed, B McDermott, E Reynolds, G Lashbrook, B Fell, L Clare, R Reilly
Ganmain: C Hatty, D Hubbard, G Crozier, J Crouch, R Cox, Peter Carroll, J Williams
Umpire: Bill Yendle (VFL) 
Thirds: Ganmain 3.13 (31) def Whitton 1.8 (14)
Umpire: John Deaton (SWUL)
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