GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 11, 1968 - No. 17
By Swan: Thanks to Grong Grong-Matong we managed to reach No. 1 spot sooner than anticipated but I suppose we should also thank the umpires - they all seem to be helping Griffith this year if you can believe all you read and hear.
Our game with Narrandera started off in a pretty hectic style but local umpire Hughes effectively dampened the "ale" man's (Lipscombe) over-enthusiasm and then, when Narrandera lost Jim Bloomfield and Cecil Lyons early in the second quarter they seemed to lose heart.
There were good players aplenty in our team but the loan of a crystal ball allowed the judges to sort out Roger Thom, Sid Robins and John Foley for the 3, 2 and 1 points in the Griffith Co-op-Ernest Hillier suit award.
It was pleasing to see Roger Thom and "Bicardi" Scott hit top form in their best effort of the season.
A good strong effort saw our Seconds beat Narrandera in a lively game. Our best were Garry Owen, Ken McCudden, Harry Moses and Les Hodson.
The Thirds, who tried hard and had good players in Graeme Rennie, Denis Tyndall, Jim McMahon, failed by four points.
Our annual Ball last Friday was a beauty - too many contenders for "the belt" for a winner to be decided.