GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" June 24, 1962 - No. 10

By Neil Griggs: A terrific game; a thrilling finish, and Griffith with four more comp points, but sharing the honours of the game with Ariah Park-Mirrool who, despite Ted Ryder's "kiss of death" selection, put up a sterling effort to just lose.

"All I want for Christmas is my three front teeth," should be Jim Fielder's theme song after losing them on Sunday. His "pepsodent smile" now has a big gap right in the middle.

Of a good even team, Bill Tyndall was our best last Sunday, and now has a new pair of shoes, a new shirt and a "fiddley" to remind him of one of his best ever efforts.

Featuring in a new role as centre wing, Doug Koehler turned in a classy effort in his first senior game of the year, and it seems as if "Coca" has played himself into a regular place in the first 18.

Allan Smith, playing only his second game of the season, showed by his game with the seconds that he has almost regained the form that saw him a regular member of the firsts last season. Others to do well were Fred Lodding, Paul Brown and Denny Dreyer.

The players' committee's first barbecue was quite a success, but our apologies to our visitors for the hitch with the refreshments that saw them returning home thirsty.   

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