Circular Head Premiership winners 1950 Forest football team
Back row (l. to r.); C. Flint, T. Flint, G. Davison, L. Bellinger, M. Stringer (capt-coach), R. Anthony, L. Ollington, R. Bellinger, R Burke, M. D?.
Front: T. Medwin, B. Haywood, W. Blizzard, W. Scott, L. Dennis, B. Flint, C. Blizzard,B.Smedley.
SPORT AND SPORTSMEN
LED TEAM TO PREMIERSHIP IN FIRST YEAR
Few captain-coaches lead a team to the premiership in their first year, but Murray Stringer, 27 year-old playing coach of Forest, achieved that feat by winning the Circular Head 1950 premiership. it was" his first appointment as a captain-coach.
OFFICIALS and players of the Forest team are more than pleased with Murray, whom they appointed early this year. The ex-Hobart half-back proved he had more than playing ability. His enthusiasm and up-to-date training methods soon won him the confidence of his team-mates, and they admit they could not have won the premiership without him.
Murray says the Forest foot ballers are the keenest he has mixed with. Although some of the players had to travel eight miles to training, they rarely missed.
When the roster matches finished, Forest was not given a chance. However, the team showed remarkable improvement to win its way through the semi-finals and then down Smithton in the grand-final.
He could not name the best player in - his team, but mentioned Walter Scott, George Davidson, Bill Blizzard, Rus Anthony, Ben Haywood (vice-captain) and the three Flint brothers as all good players. "I think 21-year-old Robby Burke won the game for us in the grand final against Smithton.
"Not only the team members won us the grand-final," he said. "It was the committee, supporters and women's committee. I've never met a more friendly, enthusiastic and helpful bunch of people."
The Advocate 7 Oct 1950 p.12
George in the yard at Forest CIRCULAR HEAD MATCH
Black River v. Smithton
This match waa played on the Forest Recreation Ground on Saturday. A good performance for the home team was that of G. Davison, a junior player, who compiled a chanceless 53.
The Advocate 20 January 1938 p.5
CIRCULAR HEAD & LEVEN WIN ERN WEBB CUP MATCHES
BURNIE AND DEVONPORT BEATEN BY SMALL MARGINS
Circular Head defeated Burnie at Smithton...in the Ern Webb Cup elimination matches for thc North West Coast municipal cricket premiership.
Dismissing Burnie for 156, Circular Head faced a stiff task after it had lost four wickets for 15, but a brilliant partnership by G. Davison, who finished with 111 not out, and L. Murphy (43) swung the game in Circular Head's favor the far North-Westers winning by a wicket and 36 runs.
The Advocate 30 January 1940 p.8
At a special meeting ot the Circular Head - Cricket Association at Smithton on Monday night...G. Davison were appoin-ted members of the board of management.
The Advocate 15 Oct 1947 p.3
BLACK RIVER 203-4 IN FINAL
With keen interest In the Circular Head Association the final between Black River and Smithton, played at Stanley, some excellent cricket was witnessed. Black River, winning the toss, decided to bat, and at stumps had 203 on the board for the loss of four wickets. Feature of the day was George Da- vison's chanceless innings of 109 not out. With W. Blizzard, he put on 56 for the opening partner- ship. Then, after the second wicket fell (also at 56), Davison and Beattie carried the score to 203 before Beattie was brilliantly caught in the slips off the second-last ball of the day. The fourth wicket fell with the next ball...The match will be continued next Saturday at 12.45 p.m
The Advocate 28 March 1949 p.12
SMITHTON IN DIFFICULTIES
On the second day of the Circu lar Head Association "A" Grade final, late Black River batsmen col lapsed badly, and from 203-4 the side went on to a total of only 242. The last six wickets fell in an hour and realised only 39 runs.
Smithton commenced its innings disastrously, and at one stage was 44-4. However, the team fought back doggedly and at stumps was139-7.
G. Davison was Black River's star batsman, carrying his bat for 128. It was a typical captain's knock. L. Gardner and C. Morgan bowled un- changed for Smithton on Saturday and finished with the good figures of 6-96 and 4-43.
The match will be continued at 12.45 p.m. next Saturday.
The Advocate 4 April 1949 p.11
BLACK RIVER WINS "A" GRADE FINAL
Black River defeated Smith ton by 85 runs in the "A" Grade final, which concluded at Stanley at the week-end.
The Advocate 13 April 1949 p.14
COASTAL PREMIERSHIP WINS TO DEVONPORT, C. HEAD, ULVERSTONE
Holiday week-end matches played in connection with the Coastal cricket premiership provided victories for Circular Head, Ulverstone and Devonport. There was some bright batting, highest score being G. Davison's 85 for Circular Head against Table Cape.
The Advocate 3 Jan1950 p.7
G. Davison showed his true form In hitting up 65 for
The Advocate 2 Feb 1953 p.8
FOOTBALLERS, FORMBY FOR DEVONPORT FINAL
As a result of their surprise victories on Saturday, Footballers and Formby finished at the head of the ladder in the Devonport Cricket Association roster and will play off for the pre miership at the Oval next Saturday.
Footballers started on Saturday with six wickets down and requiring 75 runs for a first-innings victory against Devon Colts. George Davison, who was 34 not out, added 22 runs before being caught.
The Advocate 23 March 1953 p.8
Services team ahead in Devonport cricket
After two rounds in the Devonport Cricket Association roster, the undefeated Services team heads the ladder, while Footballers, Formby and High School are together two points in arrears.
After two rounds in the Devonport Cricket Association roster, the undefeated Services team heads the ladder, while Footballers, Formby and High School are together two points in arrears...The remaining game Should piovè interesting. : Footballers has felt the loss of its star batsman, George Davison, playing in the town team, and the batting is a trifle suspect.
The Advocate 6 Nov 1953 p.7
HORRIBLE MURDER AT CIRCULAR HEAD Source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242400
On the evening of 14 Sep 1853 two ex Norfolk Island convicts determined to find the home of John Stagg House and rob him. They first went to the home of his brother Jonathan House, perhaps confused by the names.
THE CIRCULAR HEAD MURDERERS .- A reward of £200 and a conditional pardon has been offered for the capture of Henry Bradley and Patrick O'Connor, the ruffians who committed the cow- ardly murder at Circular Head. Of this sum, £100 is offered by the Crown, and £100 by the inhabitants of the District.
To the Editor of the Cornwall Chronicle.
Sir, — The melancholy event of last week calls loudly for grave consideration on the part of our Supreme and Legislative Authorities, and ought to stir them up to provide a well-paid and efficient police. Here are we in the most isolated spot in the territory without the means of self-defense. I grant that we enjoy many advantages, amounting to bless ings. A police-magistrate, prompt, conciliating and humane ; J. P.'s ever ready to assist and advise ; a clergyman benevolent and pious ; a surgeon proverbially urbane and talented ; merchants, real men of business; a postal department most obligingly filled; a public school, liberally endowed and most respectably conducted ; in fact, we possess all the necessaries, with many of the elegancies of life, and yet we are comparatively without protection. Tis true, we have six constables, three of whom form a water police, and have distinct and important duties to perform. The corps ought to be doubled at least. Let it be remembered, Mr. Editor, that our population includes a vast amount of industry, intelligence, loyalty, and wealth. Let it be remembered, too, that we contribute largely, directly and indirectly, to the colonial revenue. And above all, let it never be forgotten that Mr. John Stagg House, an upright and honorable man, and a British subject, is compelled to abandon his house — his once happy "Forest Home" and to seek a refuge in Stanley for himself and his interesting family, merely because we are insufficiently protected. Yours, &c, . Circular Head, Sept 17th, 1853.
The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880) 1 Oct 1853 p 4
Three days later the schooner 'Sophia" with the culprits on board landed in the Western Port District of Victoria from whence they commenced to commit "many diabolical outrages in different parts of the colony" which included the shooting near Brighton of a ploughman and the theft of two plough horses as well as the shooting of a gardener near Kilmore. On the 27th September they were finally caught, having in an exchange of gun fire, shot a policeman the previous day.
They were tried in Melbourne on October 19 for the shooting of the policeman and hanged on the 24th in front of Melbourne goal.
O'Connor was 23 years of age and Bradley 21
Joyce Davison, wife of George (grandson of Matilda House) recalled one of her husband's aunts telling of how her mother recounted bush rangers coming to the house when she was young. Apparently the old woman was unable to talk about the incident without crying.
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