GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 18, 1963 - No. 17

By Neil Griggs: A good game, played in good spirit, despite indifferent umpiring, and a result that disappointed, but satisfied, both teams was the outcome of our visit of Coolamon.

It was nice to say on Monday, "At least we didn't lose" and, after seven straight losses, never has the old adage about "half a loaf" been truer.

Coaches Fred Mundy and Len Sexton were our stars, with the shirt going to Bob Tyndall, who occasioned "The Heap" a heap of worry with his fast bustling play.

The seconds gave their percentage a decent boost with their big win, and seem to be regaining their early season confidence.

Naturally, they had many stars with John Lane, Bill Tyndall, John Diggelmann (shirt winner) and Ron Pattison always prominent.

The schoolboys had mixed fortunes in last Saturday's zone preliminary finals, the under 12's losing to Leeton; but the under 14's won well, and it is hoped they get some moral support in their grand final game.

Today, Griffith "has been's" play the third 18, and a lot of definite retirements are anticipated when it is proved "the old grey mare ain't what she used to be".   

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