GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 14, 1963 - No. 13
By Neil Griggs: Defeat by Whitton in the last competition game saw our faint final four hopes evaporate, but keen to stay as high up the ladder as possible, the team will be flat out to win as many of the remaining games as they can.
On the selectors' vote, our best player against Whitton were Malcolm Brauman (1st 18) and Denny Dreyer (2nd 18), and both sustained their good play right throughout the game and deserved their shirt awards.
Keen 2nd 18 player, Tony O'Brien, showed the benefit of conscientious and regular training by turning in his best game of the year and rating as one of our best players. The team looks for him for repeat efforts in future games.
We welcome back Jim Eley in the Whitton game and, on his showing, he will be very handy in the remaining games, especially now that our best utility player, John Cramp, has returned to South Australia.
It was a pity the weather was so unkind last Sunday. Our SWDFL team put up an excellent effort against the "Dark Blues", and their spirited play in the third quarter showed fans the style of football that won them the zone section of the recent country championship.