Rewind to 1948
Ever wondered what the Victorian Lacrosse Historian
does? Did you know Lacrosse Victoria
has a historian? Well, given the rich history
of Lacrosse in Victoria, Doug Fox is a busy man. We provide a
recent request as an example of the important work
Doug Fox does for Lacrosse Victoria.
Recently Doug Fox was contacted by the daughter of a former
lacrosse player, Cliff Nisbett, who had in her possession a
Victorian team photo from 1948 of which Cliff was a member,
but was seeking further info' on his playing career.
Doug was able to provide the following overview of
Cliff played with the Camberwell Lacrosse Club registering
15 games in the "A" Section team in 1946, 8 games in 1947, 14 in
1948. He was registered as a player with Camberwell in 1949
and 1950 but did not play any games but he returned in "B" Section
playing 7 games in 1951.
His teammates at Camberwell included Horrie and George Smith, his
brother Ian Nisbet, Frank Fox, Merv Munday, Sam McCorkell, Hilary
Glennon, Gordon Coutts, Merv Cocks, Ken Clark, Bill Taylor, Ian
Atkins, Ernie Welsh and others.
He was selected to play for Victoria against South Australia in
1948 in Adelaide. An autographed copy of the Match
Programme is attached and you will see Cliff's signature on the
front page. Unfortunately his name is spelled incorrectly in
the list of players. The match was won by South
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