GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 19, 1964 - No. 2
By Neil Griggs: Showing their pre-season trial game form was as good as it seemed, Ganmain proved too good for us on Sunday, but despite a 20-point loss, we were pleased with our team's performance, and confidently expect better things in future games.
After seeing Tom Carroll in such devastating form, District Councillor, Ron Hutchins, will probably start preparing his speech for the Country Championship presentation.
Ron "Banjo" Pattison, strongly criticised the previous week, gave a vastly improved display at Ganmain, to rate as one of our best. He took the honours in his duel with Bill McCaig.
Our seconds enjoyed a good win and their solid finishing effort augurs well for future games. Several of the team, including Ray Davies, Bob Smyth and Peter Booth, revealed such good form that they will keep the first graders on their toes.
It was pleasing to play a third 18 game at Ganmain. Our hurriedly organised team of young players didn't fare too well, although quite a few showed promising form. However, 22 "keenies" made the trip and that's something worth encouraging.
Our schoolboys have been training under Len Sexton and Peter Morris, and are expected to do well in their competition.